Can this possibly be true?
Sounds like a practice of the Third Reich..
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can’t have the guards getting caught impregnating the prisoners.