72) The memorandum stated that "an applicant whose spouse was forced to undergo an abortion or involuntary sterilization
has suffered past persecution, and may thereby be eligible for asylum under the terms of the new refugee definition.
Reilly, The Surgical Solution: A History of Involuntary Sterilization
in the United States (Baltimore, Md.
In addition to being ethically problematic, involuntary sterilization
accomplishes none of these objectives.
Today involuntary sterilization
of the mentally disabled is supported by statute in some states, and by case law in others.
Beginning in 1907, a series of bills authorizing involuntary sterilization
, championed by a doctor named Bethenia Owens-Adair, came before the Legislature.
Bell in which the Supreme Court decided involuntary sterilization
did not violate patients' due process rights, Griswold v.
UNFPA has funded, provided crucial technical support, and, most importantly, provided cover for massive crimes of forced abortion and involuntary sterilization
This measure, which has been repassed in substantially unchanged form every year since, forbids funding for "any organization or program which, as determined by the President of the United States, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization
7 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent investigation has found that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in its association with the National Population Council of Mexico (CONAPO), supports involuntary sterilization
and coercive family planning in Mexico.
In a letter to President Bush, he asked the president to use his authority under the law to deny all funding to UNPF, since the organization condones the forced abortion and involuntary sterilization
programs of Communist China's brutal one-child policy.
After the turn of the century, however, eugenics was a dominant reason for tubal sterilization, particularly involuntary sterilization
This 1985 law prohibits taxpayer funding of any "organization or program which, as determined by the President of the United States, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization