When you hear about forced sterilizations, one hearkens back to Margaret Sanger’s day–the founder of Planned Parenthood who appreciated and advanced the cause of eugenics. Or 2010, as the case turns out.
The situation in California is pretty simple: Between 2006 and 2010, the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals, nearly 150 female California prison inmates were sterilized without their fully informed consent.
The author writes this:
The major reason to force people to give up their reproductive potential (among the most natural of all rights), as California did, is a determination by the state that their crimes deprive them of even the most basic of rights. It’s the same thinking that results in the casual acceptance of rape behind bars and dozens of other horrible things. And this casual type of dehumanization, in turn, undermines the most fundamental teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition.