Doctors working for the state of California pressured female inmates to assent to being sterilized as a cost-cutting measure.
The Washington Examiner reports:
California prison doctors sterilized almost 150 women over a four-year period because they didn’t want the state to have to provide welfare funding to any children they might have in the future, one of the top doctors admitted this week.
California taxpayers spent $147,460 on the procedures between 1997 and 2010. ”Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money,” Dr. James Heinrich, the OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, told the Center for Investigative Reporting, “compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
You’ve got to love that California begins its cost-cutting measures by pressuring inmates to submit to sterilizations. Those leftists have been spending the next generation’s money for decades and now they’re making sure the next generation won’t ever happen. Brilliant.
Doesn’t this seem like the kind of thing that an organization called the American Civil Liberties Union might be interested in?
The ACLU of Northern California’s website is too busy with a headline screaming that the “Freedom to Marry is Back.” Priorities.
July 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm
Sterility by any means possible, by chemical, by surgery, by abortion, by biological imperative, that is the goal. Be sterile and divide. Be sterile and die out, be sterile and alone. Be Sterile.
July 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm
The depopulation movement, like any, will target the most vulnerable. I mean, who is going to come to these women's defense? The only thing worse than exploiting the vulnerable is convincing women it's such a good idea that they demand it themselves.
July 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm
If these women were incarcerated for child murder, child abuse, or child rape… I'm glad they were sterilized.
July 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm
Out of charity, offer prayers for them!
Most of the women in prison have been exploited and suffered traumatic abuse in their lifetime.
Most women in prison are more likely to be abandoned by family and friends, more than men are. Long term incarceration will more likely result being alienated and cut off from children.
No one will regularly put a little extra money on their accounts to buy sundry items for personal grooming and hygiene, food and magazines. Usually it will be their own parent(s), while taking care of their children. And there will be a poverty issue.
To treat them like animals to be "spayed" for economy. Beyond outrageous.
July 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm
You have no idea the corruption they do here!
July 10, 2013 at 6:02 am
Eugenics is alive and well in California. Where is the liberal feminist outrage? Instead of female prisoners making their own health care choices and exerting bodily autonomy, the state is making it for them.