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Mandatory Sterilization

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kourtney wellette

on 7 February 2014

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Mandatory Sterilization
The Biotechnology behind Sterilization:
& why making it mandatory is a problem
There are several risks with the procedure
Patient is in pain after
Female
Male
1849: Gordon Lincecum was the first serious attempt for force sterilization in people whose genes deem undesirable.
Way Back When...
For...
prevents unwanted genes from spreading
eliminates spread of down syndrome and other mental disabilities
eliminates alcoholics
prevents people who cant afford kids from having them
Against...
cost government money
doesn't give people a chance (video)
Holocaust like traits
there is a grey area about what is a "good" and what is a "bad" gene
LOTS of risks involved with the procedure
irreversible
Work Cited:
http://www.policymic.com/articles/53723/8-shocking-facts-about-sterilization-in-u-s-history

http://civilliberty.about.com/od/gendersexuality/tp/Forced-Sterilization-History.htm

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/26/us/north-carolina-sterilization-payments/

http://www2.webster.edu/~woolflm/forcedsterilization.html

http://www.d.umn.edu/~lars1521/Sterilzation.htm
The
Reproductive
Systems...
1897-1909: Several states approve
1927: US declares it constitutional
1942: Skinner vs. Oklahoma
1965: 30% of Puerto rican women sterilized
1970: Nixon administration funds it
1973-1976: 3,406 Native american women sterilized without permission
1909- 1970: 20,000 preformed in California (mostly blacks and latinos)
Several Different ways..
Tubes tied (tubal ligation)
Vasectomy
Gamma Irradiation
Is it okay that we require Mandatory sterilization?
If so, who gets sterilized and who doesn't?
Where does the funding come from?
What happens if something goes wrong during the procedure?
So...
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