The human rights group says policies in Latin America and the Caribbean are fueling violence against women.
It's about time people knew what really happened.
The macabre practice of eugenics is most commonly associated with Nazi Germany. But as John Railey, the editorial page editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, dispassionately demonstrates in his new book, Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age, it is a profoundly American enterprise. Make no mistake: This is a difficult read, and it should be.
Earlier this week 13 women died in Chhattisgarh in central India. They died after undergoing sterilization in a high-volume, low-cost "mass production" type campaign commonly termed "surgical camp."
If Senator Paul were one of my students I could help him sort out the history that he got so wrong in his plagiarized speech, history which has been overshadowed by the plagiarism itself.
When a trans woman knows she needs hormone therapy to survive yet is priced out of banking her sperm for a desired future motherhood, this is forced sterilization, "forced" because it is within the power of the state to not exact such demands, but historical prejudices bias decision making.
Chen Guangcheng is often referred to in the press as a "Chinese dissident," but he does not seek the overthrow of the CCP. He rather wants to see the Party live by its own rulebook.
If our representatives want North Carolina to prosper in the coming decades, they need to stop attacking communities of color, low-income communities and others who disagree with them. Otherwise they will drag North Carolina backwards in history.
With the eyes of the world watching, China must allow Chen and his family to live in freedom. Critically, the nation must also heed widespread calls to repeal the One-Child Policy, whose victims are largely voiceless.
Is there any connection between the eugenics movement and the anti-choice movement? Forcing a woman to give birth -- which the anti-choice movement effectively requires -- really is not that different conceptually from preventing her from giving birth.