2020-09-23 16:12:10

No Más Bebés: ICE Hysterectomy Scandal Recalls 1970s LA, When a Hospital Sterilized Chicana Patients

As immigration authorities say they have stopped sending women to a Georgia gynecologist accused of sterilizing female prisoners without their consent.

Democracy Now! continue our look at United States’ disturbing history of forced sterilization with the producer and historian behind the 2016 documentary called No Más Bebés, which tells the story of how a whistleblower doctor spoke out about a large number of tubal ligations performed on mostly Latinx patients at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center some 46 years ago.

“Quite often they did not understand the terminology. They did not, in some cases, understand the language,” says Virginia Espino. “They didn’t quite know what was happening to them.”

She notes, “It feels like definitely the Georgia case is mirroring what had taken place in Los Angeles. You had people not fully understanding the procedures that were being performed on them.”

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