Poland OKs Chemical Castration for Pedophiles

Controversial new law also covers incest
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2009 2:54 PM CDT
Pedophiles in Poland will have to undergo chemical castration.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A new law in Poland will require convicted pedophiles or those who rape family members to undergo chemical castration when their prison term is up. Human rights groups immediately raised objections, but Poland's prime minister isn't budging—he says the criminals in these cases don't qualify as "human," notes Reuters. "Therefore I don't think protection of human rights should refer to these kind of events."