Sure free birth control for all. Israel doesn't have the propaganda machine of you liberals. Israel is not forcing sterilizations either. America liberals were the leaders of those: California's dark legacy of forced sterilizations.<quoted text>
Of course, as you may have noticed, those who have selective reading comprehension are claiming these women are really "moslums", not "jews" as the article claims. The fact that we have progressed beyond the 1960's and israel hasn't speaks volumes about that country's backwardness in civil rights.
The article does, however, have some flaws in it's claim that the forced sterilization of women by the Indian and Puerto Rican Health Services were sanctioned by the United States. Guess the writer of the article needs a history lesson.
Totalitarianism, American-Style; Forced Sterilization - See more at: http://www.thepaltrysapien.com/2011/06/totali...
While I’m thinking of America’s shameful history of convict-leasing, this bit of news is reminder that the good ol’ US of A in the very recent past intruded into the most intimate sphere any citizen will ever know, her womb. The forced sterilization of women was conducted under the most ridiculous of pretexts (such as promiscuity) and was massive (over 64,000 forced sterilizations in 33 states from the 1920s to 1980s). I hate to go all Goodwin’s Law on people, but Nazi officials charged with crimes against humanity for their even more massive forced sterilization program (400,000) argued they were only following the lead of the US. Which is true–the US had the first campaign of state-imposed sterilization and maintained it for far longer than any other country (the last forced sterilization occurred in Oregon in 1981!). Hitler was quite taken by California’s program, which was massive and accounted for nearly 1/3 of all forced sterilizations in the US.-
In the early 1970s, an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 low-income individuals were annually subjected to sterilization under federally funded programs. As of 1982, 15 percent of white women had been sterilized, compared with 24 percent of African-American women, 35 percent of Puerto Rican women, and 42 percent of Native American women (DeFine, Micheal Sullivan). In 1968 more than one-third of women didn't comprehend that sterilization through tubal ligation and tube tying was not just a form of contraception but an irreversible procedure.
Hundreds of North Carolina women sterilized against their will each set to receive $50k compensation
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
UPDATED: 17:07 EST, 10 January 2012
People sterilized against their will under a discredited North Carolina state programme should each be paid $50,000, a task force voted today.
This would mark the first time a state has moved to compensate victims of a once-common public health practice called eugenics.
The panel recommended that the money go to verified, living victims, including those who are alive now but may die before the lawmakers approve any compensation.(these appear to be black.)
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20848...