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Eugenics Laws On The Books in North Carolina
« on: June 23, 2011, 12:42:09 AM »
until 2003  :o

I guess they stopped doing it in the 70s, but still, it surprised me

Eugenics laws allowed more than thirty states to sterilize people "undeemed to breed" for nearly a century. While it is irrevocably associated with the super-race fetish and ethnic cleansing of Nazi Germany, the so-called science of eugenics is actually an American distortion of medical science. Much of the murky original research and theories of how societies might take control of their own gene pools to increase the numbers of intelligent people—and eliminate those deemed feeble-minded—took place on Long Island, at the same laborotory where DNA was first identified.

http://www.thetakeaway.org/2011/jun/22/north-carolina-comes-terms-history-forced-sterilizations/
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Re: Eugenics Laws On The Books in North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 08:23:57 AM »
Yeah, that has its roots in the US. Many states had such laws on the books. Now when I deal with all these imbeciles online I start wondering about what could have been... :D

Seriously, even Planned Parenthood got its start under the egenics umbrella, so to speak. It's not as creepy as it sounds though. The Nazis gave it a bad name but what didn't they give a bad name to?
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Re: Eugenics Laws On The Books in North Carolina
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 09:04:55 AM »
we need Oz to chime in here!
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Re: Eugenics Laws On The Books in North Carolina
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 09:23:25 AM »
clearly there are a lot of unfit parents out there, i just dont trust the government to make that decision. they screw up all the time and this is a pretty big deal.

i'm embarrassed to admit i watched a show about caylee anthony last night. normally i don't support that garbage but i knew next to nothing about the case so i justified it that way since it's such a hot news topic. now there's someone who should have been sterilized before becoming a mother, but of course no one knew it at the time :(
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Re: Eugenics Laws On The Books in North Carolina
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 09:43:52 AM »
we need Oz to chime in here!

That's right. He was into that.
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