Tag Archives: sterilization

Quick Hit: California investigates sterilizations of prisoners

Tweet Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting exposed to the country what California-based prisoners and advocates had known for years: women in the state’s prisons were being sterilized against their will. Now, the AP reports: State auditors found 39 cases where female state prison inmates may not have understood they were submitting to medical [...]
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Mexican Social Development Secretary’s racist soundbite scolding indigenous women for reproductive choices has a long history

TweetThis month, the head of Mexico’s anti-poverty program celebrated the opening of a community kitchen by telling indigenous women that they would be penalized for having children. Justifiably, these statements provoked outrage. But unfortunately, they are nothing new. Mexico has a long history of problematic population policies, often supported by the United States. And today, [...]
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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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