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Sterilization Should Be Banned

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Sterilization started back a while ago in america 's history. It was used during a time when the government and people wanted to control the undesirable populations, such as immigrants, people of color, poor people, unmarried mothers, the disabled, the mentally ill, and whoever else seemed unfit to reproduce. This procedure took place in thirty-two states throughout the twentieth century, particularly in California. Eugenics was commonly accepted as a form or protecting society from the offsprings of individuals listed above. More recently, between 2006 and 2010, almost 150 female inmates in california prisons were authorized to have sterilization procedures done to them. Not only is that bad, but also back when sterilization was utilized frequently some girls under eighteen and as young as nine were sterilized because they were classified as delinquent or unwholesome…show more content…
I understand obtaining permission from the state to sterilize people that could pass their genetics to there children, whatever kind of case that would be, but if no such thing is brought up then I dont believe it is necessary. Especially hearing about the young girls or people of color being sterilized, either because they were seen a certain way or to stop the increase of a certain race in a population. It blows my mind about the numerous things that occurred back then, but to hear that it has occurred more recently in the 21st century is ridiculous. Overall, I totally disagree with sterilization and think it should be
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