Compensation for forced sterilization
Whatever gave our government the right to decide who should have children?
I agree with this quote:
Most victims were white, but some African Americans and Indians were sterilized. The last two people sterilized under the law had the surgery in 1979, according to state records obtained by Marshall.
In 2001, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution of regret for the selective-breeding policies, and then-Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) offered a formal apology the next year.
To Marshall, a longtime and prominent abortion foe, the eugenics law is an example of the peril of social engineering by big government. But Hope noted that an example of recent legislation that specifies a medical procedure is last year’s law requiring women to have ultrasounds before an abortion.
My children are my legacy.