CONFIRMED: Officers Now Sterilizing Women by Force in Prison

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RT.com

2014/08/06

Four California prisons illegally sterilized 39 women over a six-year period, a damning new report by the California State Auditor reveals.

Of the 144 inmates who underwent bilateral tubal ligations, commonly referred to as having your tubes tied, from fiscal years 2005-06 to 2012-13, auditors found nearly one-third were performed without lawful consent.

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In 27 cases, the inmate’s physician – the individual who would perform the procedure in a hospital, or an alternate physician — did not sign the required consent form indicating the patient was of sound mind and understood the permanence of the operation.

For 18 of the 39 inmates, potential violations of the waiting period were noted between when the inmate consented to the procedure and when the sterilization surgery actually took place.

According to California state law, sterilization can only be carried out between 30 and 180 days from the time a woman agrees to the procedure, “to provide the patient with enough time to reflect on her choice and to make sure she desires sterilization.”

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The auditors further found that in 12 instances in which medical staff sought approval for sterilization procedures, “less than a week elapsed between the date of the request and the date of the surgery.”

What’s more, in some cases physicians doctored the consent forms to show the necessary waiting period had passed even though it had not.

The audit also said the “true number” of illegal procedures might be higher, noting that it had found seven cases at one hospital for which health records were lost in a routine purging.

Folsom Women’s Facility, Central California Women’s Facility, Valley State Prison for Women and the California Institution for Women were all identified by auditors as the prisons where these illegal procedures had been carried out, according to the report, which was released Thursday.

The last of the sterilizations occurred in 2011.

“It made me sick to my stomach,” said Democratic state senator Ted Lieu, who was the first to call for an investigation by the Medical Board of California, which is ongoing, according to The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

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  • Ann

    Sweetheart it’s Tubal Ligation, not LITIGATION. Sheesh.

  • AJ_Olding

    This is so F*cked.

  • Liberalism_is_mental_AIDS

    Sterilizing the criminal, the infirm, and the crazy is good public policy according to Hitler.

    • Jamison Steele

      That statement might have held a little weight to it if it weren’t for the fact that much of the developed world was already practicing eugenics before Hitler rose to power; Hitler was actually just emulating the eugenics programs in use by other governments. One could even argue that Hitler was not only NOT at fault for the spreading popularity or use of eugenics-oriented viewpoints at the time but rather he was a catalyst to end it. It’s sad that it took Hitler utilizing such practices to the extreme on people based on race for the world to realize that eugenics is evil regardless who it is forced upon or why.

  • Happy Tinfoil Cat

    Why would women in prison need sterilization. Do they get to earn extra cigarettes from the guards without worry of spreading the guards’ gene pool?

  • bob

    so did any of these women actually have this happen against their will? Cuz all I’m hearing is that paperwork wasn’t filed correctly. the article doesn’t mention a single woman claiming this was “forced” on her against her will, as the misleading title seems to imply.

    the thing that really makes no sense to me right now, is why? even if it’s only performed on women who consent, why would the state even offer this type of medical procedure inside a prison? what is the state getting out of this?

    • NoJoy

      In the video she actually describes a woman who actually refused and had the procedure forced on her anyway.

  • NoJoy

    More Eugenics and corruption.

    If a woman wanted to be sterilized then they should have access to it outside of prison in all cases. There is NO risk of them getting pregnant inside a prison unless the officers are having sex with them. A slave/prisoner cannot give affirmative consent. It is impossible by definition of the coercive position and status of being a prisoner.

    Yes sex with a prisoner is rape. Period.

  • gagoonies

    ALL COPS, LAWYERS, JUDGES, PSYCHIATRISTS AND OTHER USELESS EATERS WHO FEED OFF OF THE MISERY & SUFFERING OF HUMANITY WHICH THEY CREATE SHOULD BE ROUNDED UP & STERILIZED ALONG WITH THEIR CHILDREN…..So all cops kids should be sterilized.