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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The task before us, is to rebuild human beings.
Yeah, I'm the monster.
I'm not talking about sterilizing just the women. Men too! If the momma wont give up the donor, no check!
Sterilization nowadays is not the cruel thing it was 40 years ago. It can be done so it is easily reversible. If anything mandatory welfare sterilization will bring parents closer because it will instill life value to the child beyond a cheap monthly payment.
I’d appreciate more details, if you’re free to disclose them.
Progressives never change. While this doesn’t seem to be state sanctioned, it appears as though several of the doctors were ideologues and let their worldview guide their actions.
I’m not objecting to sterilization because it’s cruel. I’m objecting because it’s maiming. And doing it to somebody without consent is a serious violation of medical ethics (no doctor should consent to do it) as well as, legally, battery.
No problem. My older brother was born with a minor brain injury, made poor decicions in high school, got a girl pregnant and married her, went on welfare, had another child ... and his caseworker offered him a financial incentive if he’d get a vasectomy. My brother thought that was a great deal (he couldn’t really care for his two kids, who ended up being adopted by my parents), so he took the money and had the procedure. He’s fine with it — it allowed him to be less restrained with his sexuality, and he made a few easy dollars. Was my brother, whose brain doesn’t work quite right, “coerced”? Maybe. But we’re all fine with it.
Can’t have the guards getting caught impregnating the prisoners.
Your older brother is an interesting case. I would say that whether or not his sterilization was ethical would depend on whether he was capable of giving informed consent; i.e., whether or he was capable of understanding what he was consenting to and making the choice rationally.
In the case of the inmates in the story, there is grave doubt as to whether informed consent was given, or even possible. Firstly, some have said that the operation was done against their will. Secondly, others have said they were pressured by prison authorities, which a situation under which autonomy is compromised due to the power disparity. Altogether, a very different situation from that of your brother.
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