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Re: The Summary of what the bill says
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And eugenics was supported by the American Medical association, Theodore Roosevelt, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. The Supreme Court upheld the rights of states to involuntarily sterilize "undesirables" and by 1963, over 60,000 people had been sterilized, many for no other reason than homosexuality, feeble-mindedness or just social undesireablity.
"Eugenic breeders believed American society was not ready to implement an organized lethal solution. But many mental institutions and doctors practiced improvised medical lethality and passive euthanasia on their own. One institution in Lincoln, Illinois fed its incoming patients milk from tubercular cows believing a eugenically strong individual would be immune. Thirty to forty percent annual death rates resulted at Lincoln. Some doctors practiced passive eugenicide one newborn infant at a time. Others doctors at mental institutions engaged in lethal neglect.
Nonetheless, with eugenicide marginalized, the main solution for eugenicists was the rapid expansion of forced segregation and sterilization, as well as more marriage restrictions. California led the nation, performing nearly all sterilization procedures with little or no due process. In its first twenty-five years of eugenic legislation, California sterilized 9,782 individuals, mostly women. Many were classified as "bad girls," diagnosed as "passionate," "oversexed" or "sexually wayward." At Sonoma, some women were sterilized because of what was deemed an abnormally large clitoris or labia."
--quoted from »hnn.us/articles/1796.html
So just because a group of people attached to a cause support and like that cause, doesn't exclude the cause from being horrifically wrong and shortsighted.