California Prisons Sterilizing Female Inmates

Perfect example of twisted logic, justifying tubal ligation of women in prison. Point number 1 – no proceedure recommended in prison can considered to be anything except coercion. Even if you feel these women perhaps should not be getting pregnant you cannot justify this kind of wanton abuse of power.

The top medical manager at Valley State Prison from 2005 to 2008 characterized the surgeries as an empowerment issue for female inmates, providing them the same options as women on the outside. Daun Martin, a licensed psychologist, also claimed that some pregnant women, particularly those on drugs or who were homeless, would commit crimes so they could return to prison for better health care.

Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval | State | Modesto Bee


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