SOURCE: Washington Post
A Survivor of Forced Sterilization Fears its Return as a Consequence of Overturning Roe
Without a recognized privacy right to reproductive freedom, legal precedents like the Buck v. Bell decision could allow states to resume forcibly sterilizing women they deem unfit for motherhood.
In a Horrifying History of Forced Sterilizations, Some Fear the US is Beginning a New Chapter
Historians and ethnic studies and legal scholars Natalia Molina, Alexandra Minna Stern, Alan Kraut and Maybell Romero comment on recent whistleblower allegations that ICE detention facilities forced migrant women to have hysterectomies. American racism has long showed itself around questions of who gets to control their own bodies.
A 1970 Law Led to the Mass Sterilization of Native American Women. That History Still Matters
by Brianna Theobald
The fight against involuntary sterilization was one of many intertwined injustices rooted in a much longer history of U.S. colonialism. And that history continues to this day.
California's Dark History of Eugenics and Compulsory Sterilization
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20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979.
Do Liberals Owe An Apology to the Victims of Sterilization? The Case of Margaret Sanger
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Sterilization--or more particularly, compulsive sterilization--became an issue in America with the rise therein of Eugenics, the name given by the Englishman Francis Galton in 1883 to his newly created science of inquiry. Eugenics had as its purpose race betterment. Eugenics began by asking questions: Why were men what they were? What caused poverty? Why did blue eyes persist in generations along with alcoholism and insanity? The infant science proposed to answer these questions by,
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