Skip to comments.Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval
Posted on 07/08/2013 1:03:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Link and title only. [Gannett]
The top medical manager at Valley State Prison from 2005 to 2008 characterized the surgeries as an empowerment issue for female inmates, providing them the same options as women on the outside. Daun Martin, a licensed psychologist, also claimed that some pregnant women, particularly those on drugs or who were homeless, would commit crimes so they could return to prison for better health care.
“Do I criticize those women for manipulating the system because they’re pregnant? Absolutely not,” said Martin, 73. “But I don’t think it should happen. And I’d like to find ways to decrease that.”
So they don’t want them getting free healthcare.
Good reminder that the Bible is always a perfect source for truthful information. Praise the Lord.
The fact is, the type of people who got sterilized are the ones who outbreed the rest of "us," and who always throw their political support behind "them." So if it's a grand eugenic plot by the Left, they have their targets all wrong.
Our welfare system has been dysgenic (reverse eugenic) from the get-go by creating financial incentives for the worst dregs of society to have the most children.
Even if they call it choice.
Congratulations, you just summed up what is wrong with the entire planet, moron.
It sounds like the practice the Third Reich copied from the United States.
If true, this is hardly something new for California.
Many socialist, political/regulator class folks are in favor of eugenics, because they want to prevent competition for their fat, government-derived incomes from debt/revenues.
Good highways and trains running on time are not evil.
What's wrong with sterilizing welfare recipients after their first child? I would force them to love and care for their offspring rather than look at them as how many numbers of checks they can force the Gibsmedat to write out.
You may think me cruel. Put yourself in the shoes of a child welfare SLAVE! What kind of outlook on life do they have? Momma created me for another 500 bucks a month?
Go on call me cruel.
Or to breed a prole that can never rebel.
I’m sure she’s grinning in h*ll.
Lots of stupid people on Free Republic.
Read the dang headline, folks: “Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval.”
What information is missing? “... without approval OF THE STATE.”
The “female inmates” wanted the procedure. The state, however, didn’t explicitly provide their “approval.”
Sheesh, buncha idiots taking over FR.
They’ve got the weapon; they just haven’t figured out the right target.
Sterilization is maiming, in the literal dictionary sense: it's a destructive act intended to disable.
It is not wrong to spay a dog, or to neuter a cat, but that is because they are irrational creatures unable to control their sex instinct. This is not true of human beings, who have a mind and a will, and, in that respect, bear some trace of the image and likeness of God. It is a sacrilege and a barbarity to maim them, these fellow-creatures with human hearts and souls, and human responsibilities.
A better option might be to punish fornication and require just restitution of child-raising costs from the fly-by-night inseminators. Paying their debt to society --- hell, paying their debt to their own offspring --- might after all spark thoughts about the serious implications of paternity.
We could put them to work planting trees and building homes in the aftermath of our annual Western wildfires. Working in mines (bring back coal, for Pete's sake!) Building the Great Wall of TexMexia at our southern border.
There's plenty of work. There's meaning in working for your family: there's dignity in it. Moreso than chop-chop with the knife.
1. It’s called “informed consent,” not “succumbing to constant pressure from the people who hold your life and freedom in their hands.”
2. Some inmates have denied that any level of consent was given.
Uh huh..... NOT IT!
Full disclosure: my brother was incentivized to get a vasectomy by the State. It’s a good thing that he took the money.