By Paul A. Lombardo
In 1907, Indiana handed the world's first involuntary sterilization law
in line with the idea of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen foreign
international locations swimsuit. even though the Indiana statute was once later declared
unconstitutional, different legislation proscribing immigration and regulating marriage on
"eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in impression within the U.S. as overdue because the Seventies. A
Century of Eugenics in the US assesses the historical past of eugenics within the United States
and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome venture. The essays discover the early
aid of obligatory sterilization by means of medical professionals and legislators; the implementation
of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and
Alabama; the felony and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the clients for a
eugenics flow basing its claims on sleek genetic science.
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A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (Bioethics and the Humanities) by Paul A. Lombardo