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.