Skip to comments.Mother tells how she was strapped down while prison doctors persuaded her to be sterilized.....
Posted on 07/07/2013 9:09:37 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Mother tells how she was strapped down while prison doctors persuaded her to be sterilized as it emerges nearly 250 California inmates were 'pressured' into the surgery
A shocking new report reveals that nearly 250 women have been sterilized in California prisons since the 1990s, some as recently as 2010.
Many of the women say that they were repeatedly pressured into having tubal ligation surgeries by prison doctors - raising the specter of California's dark history of eugenics.
Female inmates revealed stories of being told - while in labor - that they should have the surgery, without being given a reason why it was medically necessary.
The Center for Investigative Reporting found that between 1997 and 2010, the state of California paid more than $147,000 for sterilization surgeries on 148 sterilization surgeries - all of which were performed without proper state approval or oversight.
Instead of going through state prison healthcare regulators, doctors took it in their own hands to order the permanent surgery, which is commonly referred to as a woman 'having her tubes tied.'
Dr James Heinrich, the for OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California, said the money was a bargain for California taxpayers.
'Over a 10-year period, that isnt a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children as they procreated more,' he told the CIR.
He said no patients were coerced into having sterilization surgery and he only recommended women who were at risk after multiple C-sections.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Sickening. People should fry for this.
Isn’t it common practice to offer the option outside of the prison realm too? Especially with older moms after multiple births?
Over a 10-year period, that isnt a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children as they procreated more,’ he told the CIR.
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I will play ‘Devils Advocate’ here for a minute but how many people on this list would agree with the procedure, wholeheartedly if it was presented in the above form?
My guess is the vast majority......
Work in a NICU and take care of their 4th or 5th withdrawing child and maybe you’d change your mind.
A woman I know who was in a regular hospital and not a prison told me that when she was in active labor with her second baby, she was asked numerous times to sign a form for tubal ligation. The nurses seemed to wait after particularly painful contractions for their request.
Boo freakin hoo.
Looks like you win!
What are "reproductive rights"?
I guess I would have to ask this welfare mother why her reproductive rights were costing me money.
How does her choice to reproduce incur upon me (or anyone not directly involved in the generation of her children) a debt.
Reproductive rights are the right to bear as many children as the state can afford to raise, or to kill as many as you don’t want.
“I guess I would have to ask this welfare mother why her reproductive rights were costing me money. “
It is costing you money because the democrats have destroyed marriage and she does not know who the baby’s daddy(s) are to pay child support.
I’ve had four, and nobody ever even suggested such a thing...which is a good thing, because I would have taken their head off. :)
>>>nearly 250 women have been sterilized in California prisons since the 1990s, some as recently as 2010.<<<
How many of them are decent hardworking conservatives?
I couldn’t care less.
We get less violent criminals, dim voters and EBT holders as a result.
No abortion as well.
If women are being forced to have their tubes tied, why don’t they do a same to men, plug their one tube?
The article doesn’t state they had their tubes tied without premission, just without state oversight.....as long as there is written consent .....by the welfare queen...
I don’t see a problem here....
What’s an NICU? National Investigative Credit Union?
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, aka the preemie nursery. Not all of the babies there are the result of maternal stupidity.
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