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The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

by Adam Cohen

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The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
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Describes a dark moment in American history, when the Supreme Court agreed, in 1927, to support eugenic sterilization for "undesirables," including epileptics and the "feebleminded," resulting in the sterilization of 70,000 Americans.

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The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

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