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US Government Program Forced Sterilization Of Hispanic Women

31.12.15

US Government Program Forced Sterilization Of Hispanic Women: [mintpressnews] A class action lawsuit was brought against Los Angeles County Hospital, where the sterilizations took place, but lost when it was heard in court.

The Judge sided with the hospital, citing that it was not objectionable if a physician believed that a tubal ligation could improve a perceived overpopulation problem, as long as said physician did not to try to “overpower the will of his patients.”

The case did have a positive effect however, resulting in the availability of medical forms in multiple languages so that patients can understand what they are signing, and the requirement for patients under the age of 21 to have 72 hours to consider their decision, as well as not terminating welfare benefits for those who do not sign.


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