Sterilizing Women Means “Liberating” Them?

Sterilizing women is the most popular form of birth control in the planet.   After the report on the eugenics deaths in India, the media has been working on rehabilitating the image of programs aimed at reducing poverty by eliminating the reproduction of the poor. It seems troubling to many that the most popular form of birth control on the planet is the sterilization of women. It should be troubling. But NPR is ready to defend the status quo—happily reporting that 223 million Read more […]

Eugenics Program Only Makes News Due to Many Deaths

First, the Associated Press reported eight fatalities in the eugnics program. Then Bloomberg reported that ten women have died. The Hindu claimed in a later report that eleven were dead. Here’s Bloomberg’s summary of what happened. An Indian surgeon used infected instruments to sterilize 83 women in about six hours, according to a local medical official, leaving 10 [now eleven or more] of them dead and another 69 hospitalized in the central state of Chhattisgarh. The doctor breached Read more […]