Overrule Buck vs. Bell Law

Buck vs. Bell is a law implemented in 1927 "in which the Court ruled that a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization of the unfit, including the intellectually disabled, "for the protection and health of the state" did not violate the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The decision was largely seen as an endorsement of negative eugenics—the attempt to improve the human race by eliminating "defectives" from the gene pool." - taken from Wikipedia.  

Today women are being sterilized in prison by force, whether it is emotional or mental manipulation or simply forced upon them.  One example is shown in this article:


This is a complete impedement on women's rights.  These women are serving time already as a consequence to their crimes.  Sterilizing them should be prohibited in all states of the U.S. as sterilization takes away their basic rights to freedom and in no way is listed or agreed to by a lawyer in their sentencing requirements.  This is an intollerable, unethical law and unjust to all women who are serving time for their offenses.

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