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Female Inmates Sterilized In California Tied To Nazis, Eugenics, Social Darwinism

Female Inmates Sterilized In California Tied To Nazis, Eugenics, Social Darwinism

As we see female inmates sterilized in California’s prisons some may wonder when that practice started. You might be shocked it has a long history tied back to Nazis, eugenics, and Social Darwinism.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the female inmates sterilized at Valley State Prison had the procedure pushed on them by insistent doctors.

Between 2006 and 2010, the Center Of Investigative Reporting claims 148 cases of female inmates sterilized when they shouldn’t have been. Going back to 1997, they estimate another 100 prisoners could have undergone female sterilization.

The history of such ideas began when Sir Francis Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, began arguing for the concept of eugenics as a form of Social Darwinism. The basic concept was that allowing the “unfit” to have children might weaken humanity and thus human reproduction should be controlled by law. The concept of Social Darwinism was upheld by Nazis, who actively killed anyone considered lesser than their race.

The Asexualization Act of 1909 originally started California’s practice of forcing male and female inmates to be sterilized. Beginning with a group of 20,000, a California board targeted anyone diagnosed as mentally ill, mentally deficient, feeble-mindeded. Nowadays, we use vasectomies in men or tubal ligations in women. But in 1909, California made it legal to castrate a man or remove the ovaries from a woman. 30 other American states eventually joined California in implementing Social Darwinism in America.

But over time the enforcement of the Asexualization Act unofficially began to target the poor, the promiscuous, the drunk, and race groups like African Americans and Mexicans. Supporters of eugenics even went after the children of these people.

Fortunately, the revelation of what the Nazis did during World War II turned public opinion in America against eugenics and other aspects of Social Darwinism. Eventually, the practice of forced sterilization was banned by Federal law in 1979. But as of 1994 the practice was once again allowed, but only based upon the approval of top medical officials on a case-by-case basis.

Are you surprised the female inmates sterilized recently in California are historically tied back to Nazis, eugenics, and Social Darwinism?

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15 Responses to “Female Inmates Sterilized In California Tied To Nazis, Eugenics, Social Darwinism”

  1. Kesa Desiree Danielle

    What did they do? Because some women should not have children. If we said "150 child molesters were sterilized" nobody would care, people would probably rejoice. These women were in prison. I want to know why they were sterilized, because I have a feeling it was for a good reason.

    From a more responsible and intelligent article, "Crystal Nguyen, a former Valley State Prison inmate who worked in the prison's infirmary during 2007, said she often overheard medical staff asking inmates who had served multiple prison terms to agree to be sterilized."

    -.- I'm sorry that I think in some cases that's a really good idea. Forced: No. Offered at no cost: Yes.

    I'm sorry if it offends anyone that I don't think gang members and crack heads should reproduce.

  2. Anonymous

    Here go the sheeple buying in to the madness again. Lets see I'm going to create a theory that undesireable parents are more likely to produce an undesireable child this theory will not have any proof behind it or take in to account the huge impact the environment among other things the child is raised in will have, but it will sound good so sheeple will buy in to it. 2 criminals can produce a child that grows up to become the scientist that saves your life by creating a cure yes that can happen. Another thing if you actually take time to play with and look in to an infant or toddler's face you will see they don't have any: hatred, prejudices, etc. these are things we acquire as we grow older so sheeple need to stop blaming the child, and when you try to say sterilization is a good answer for 2 bad parents you may be saying no to the next future nobel science winner.

  3. Joseph Curry

    Jesus loves and forgives people we should too :D

  4. Anonymous

    The current issue is not about immigration and/or legalization of undocumented persons; it is about.
    "EUGENCIS: A form of social Darwiniism. Simply stated–protection of the white race! If you carefully.
    research the topic, you will find that Nazis did not create the concept–it came from the Americans!

    Nazis just took it to a new level–the JEWS!

  5. Geno Richardson

    And I hope that a woman such as ignorant as your self should never be allowed to reproduce.

    Once we start determining a subjective opinion on who should be allowed to produce, it sets a dangerous precedent. Certain rights are inalienable, and the right to reproduction should not be allowed to be given in the hands of other men.