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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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North Carolina still trying to compensate victims of state’s forced sterilization program

Tweet“I have to carry these scars with me. I have to live with this for the rest of my life.” –Elaine Riddick, who was forcibly sterilized under North Carolina’s eugenics program in 1967 We’ve written before about North Carolina’s particularly terrible forced sterilization law. One of 31 states with a government-run eugenics program, North Carolina [...]
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Dealing with the implications of forced sterilization

TweetMotivated by eugenics the United States has a long and dirty history with the use of forced or mandatory sterilization in the name of weeding out society’s ills. The United States was also the first country to implement laws motivated by eugenics and initially focused on people with developmental and physical disabilities, but spread to [...]
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U.S. organization paying HIV-positive women in Kenya to get IUDs

TweetAnna Clark has a really important piece at The Nation about the work of Project Prevention (formerly known as CRACK), a previously domestic-based organization that has now spread their efforts internationally in the name of protecting children — by paying HIV-positive women 40 bucks to get an IUD. That amount of money is actually quite [...]
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Desperately Seeking Sterilization: the politics of privilege

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetMy post-collegiate boyfriend was an affable Dane who later became a public school teacher. Children loved him, and (I think) he loved children, but he didn’t want to have any of his own. That was his story, anyway. He spoke loudly and often about not wanting to breed, or parent, or do anything involving the [...]
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