California Female Inmates Sterilized; Doctor Said It Was More Cost Effective Than Welfare
What in the world is this? Are we in WWII Germany? How can this happen today IN CALIFORNIA? This is beyond words and against all belief. There should be a strong condemnation and criminal charges against all those who partook in this horrible affair that reminds us of eugenic practices of times past.... or present (i guess)...
Some inmates who spoke with the Center for Investigative Reporting said they were coerced by doctors into getting tubal ligation surgeries. The procedures allegedly took place between 2006 and 2010 at the California Institution for Women in Corona and Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, which is now a men's prison, according to CIR.
Doctors conducted the surgeries "without required state approvals," and inmates and prison advocates said they were aimed at pregnant prisoners who were "deemed likely to return to prison in the future," CIR found.