Over Easy: The Brave New World of Egg Donors

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IVF needles

Moira Donegan writes for The New Inquiry about egg donors, “Even among physicians and counselors, physical traits are discussed with prominent emphasis: their professional conversations about egg donation slip from the sterile vocabulary of medicine into that of soft eugenics faster than you can say ‘natural blonde.'” Read it here: Over Easy. More after the jump:

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TCC Films: No Mas Bebes

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No Mas Bebes

A new documentary exposes the forced sterilization of Mexican-American women in Los Angeles hospitals in the 1960s and 70s. There’s a long history of doctors forcibly sterilizing poor women and women of color in the United States. Read more and watch the trailer about this modern day eugenics and population control program after the jump:

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TCC Radio: The Church Opposed the Ruling That Led to 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

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"imbeciles" and forced sterilizations

Do you know America’s history of eugenics and forced sterilization? Catholics were some of the very few who opposed the forced sterilizations of the disabled in the early 20th century, arguing that their lives had value. Listen to the story here:

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My Brittle Bones

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Philip C. Burcham, a professor of pharmacology in Western Australia, was born with brittle bone disease. He writes for First Things about having a daughter with the same disability and being told by doctors, “We want to ensure you don’t have another one of those.” Read the entire piece here: My Brittle Bones

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