Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Morgan: Medical Ethics at Large: Who Has Held The Power In This Country?

The topic for tonight is Eugenics. Or eugenics via involuntary government sterilization. Just this week an article has been exposed about a group of 48 women (so far) from North Carolina that have come forward after being victims of a government led eugenics program performed without their consent some 30 and 40 years ago. These women were mostly low income, young white and black females, according to the article that were considered to be behaving in ways during their youth that required them to be sterilized an incapable of adding to the gene pool in the future. [read]