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Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

TweetI posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is [...]
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California prisons have been sterilizing women for years

TweetYesterday the Sacramento Bee published a devastating (if unsurprising) article from the Center for Investigative Reporting revealing that, between 2006 and 2010, 148 female prisoners were illegally sterilized by force. Corey G. Johnson writes: At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years – and there are perhaps [...]
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Latinas were targeted for involuntary sterilizations for decades

Tweet Today we are reminded that pro-choice politics are as much about the right to reproduce as they are about the right to abortion. We are also reminded of our country’s history of taking away the right to reproduce of so many women of color. A new report put out by the University of Michigan [...]
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Quick Hit: California Attorney General makes the case for marriage equality

TweetEd. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization. Before tomorrow’s Supreme Court hearing on Prop 8, take a look at California’s Attorney General’s argument against the ban on [...]
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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes California domestic workers protection bill

Tweet Ai Jen Poo and other organizers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  Because ensuring meal breaks are apparently too much to ask for. AP reports: Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, meal breaks and other labor protections to an estimated 200,000 caregivers, nannies [...]
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