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
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Can this possibly be true?
Sounds like a practice of the Third Reich..
Doesn’t it, though?
Bad ideas never seem to die, do they?
Actually, it’s far more accurate to say that ‘ideas never die’, whether good or bad. Sooner or later, some long-forgotten notion turns up, gets repackaged, and marketed anew.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thing under the Sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9
Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found
Great Idea. The women agreed and gave consent. No different than women who discuss sterilization after childbirth in the outside world.
leftist utopia IS prison
Whether they consented is one of the factors in dispute.
Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we dont want to have too many of.
- Justice Ginsburg
This makes for a great history lesson, a teachable moment perhaps.
It seems that people are forgetting that we had the Fabian Socialists and Eugenics as government policy under both Wilson and Roosevelt. This isn’t a NAZI problem it is a problem that stems from the earliest Progressive movement in America.
If Planned Parenthood had worked as originally conceived by Margaret Sanger, there would be no blacks left in America, but then somebody realized that they needed the votes. The left is a friend to power not mankind. Victim-hood is a very slippery slope.
Actual Eugenics must be prevented as the horror it is, of course.
After reading the article, I do not see where anyone “forced” anyone else to have tubal ligation surgery. Since when is it a crime against humanity to offer that particular surgery to someone, while at the same time, to give them compelling reasons to accept? I smell lawyers trolling for major payouts.
Do you guys really think OB-GYN’s do not offer this surgery to patients outside of prison?
We had a debate about this when Bill Clinton nominated a Nashville doctor for Surgeon General who had done involuntary sterilizations on poor non-white girls.
The kind of program he was involved in was the subject of Senate hearings in the 1970’s with liberals like Ted Kennedy crying foul.
Ah hell, they consented by going to jail.
Imagine if this had been a Republican-led mandate. The first thing out of the box would be a mention of how many black and Hispanic women were affected, “War on Women”, yada yada.
sad not many know our own dirty/disgusting history.
Depends on exactly what those compelling reasons were...
...like you don’t want to have that guards baby?
What is even more scary...go read the comments section.
They’d rather practice eugenics than dis-incentive the welfare system that encourages these women to have babies for dollars.