Womens Reproductive Rights Essay Paper Women’s reproductive rights are specifically the right of unrestricted access to birth control, abortion and family planning. Unfortunately, throughout the 20th-century low-income, American women of all races, religions, and ethnic
ities that were deemed as a burden to society were challenged with the very real practice of eugenics – the controlled breeding of the desired population and the elimination of the undesirable. As a result, thousands of women; particularly African American and Hispanics were subjected to government-funded sterilizations. At its peak in the early 20th century; 32 states were practicing some form of eugenics which was tied into federally funded welfare programs; with California and Mississippi leading in numbers. Please address the following: Give a brief (no more than a page) historical content of the beginnings of eugenics in the U.S. (you may want to keep in mind the evolution of birth control)? Identity at least three state or federal court cases that addressed eugenics or sterilizations. Briefly discuss the court’s opinion and dissent and the precedent it set? In 2019, where are we now with eugenics? Has the message simply been repackaged and redelivered or has society done away with these “programs”? You can choose to narrow the scope of your research to a specific state, race or ethnicity or kept it broad; inclusive of the entire gender in America.
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