Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons — About Time!

It has now been revealed that doctors in California committed the atrocious act of sterilizing nearly 150 female inmates in California without proper approval.  It has been going on since 2006 at least, and investigations indicate it might include hundreds more going back into the 1990s.

We looked at this really hard, and here is our analysis:  Good.

A former inmate has come forward with even more terrible information.  Apparently, medical staff there at the Valley State Prison used to actually ask female prisoners that had served multiple prison sentences if they would agree to voluntary sterilization.

We looked at this really hard here at Common Sense Conspiracy and this is what we came up with:  Good.

Let’s face the reality, folks.  These women are in a prison for a reason.  Chances are that they aren’t going to do a bang-up job of raising their potential children.  Chances are that the majority of them already have children that are not being cared for properly while they are in jail.  Or perhaps this is the only time they are properly cared for.

"Two men looked out from prison bars, one saw the mud, the other saw the stars." Frederick Langbridge
Prison is not Home Ec class, okay folks?
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The real question in this one is not whether there was anything wrong with this, but why it is not more widely practices amongst men and the nation as a whole?

Child molesters, rapists, you name it, there is plenty of reason that sterilization ought to be as commonplace as, I don’t know, people on welfare or food stamps.  Maybe we could actually stem the tide instead of adding to it for a change.  Why pick on the women?  Men can be sterilized too.

Some will cry out that it would be inhumane.  Well, how inhumane is it to have a baby and then abandon it to go off to prison?  How inhumane is it to have a child when you know you have no means to support or feed it?  How inhumane is it for a child to have to go through life the offspring of an in-and-out of jail felon?

It’s funny how when someone actually presents a viable, common sense solution to a real problem, there is always someone lined up to rail against it.  And yet, the ridiculous “solutions” we get offered inspire the love of one political party or the other (see Obamacare, for just one example).  We need a common sense approach, and maybe we can solve some of America’s and the world’s problems.  Sterilizing inmates, especially those that are repeat offenders, seems as good a place to start as any.

3 thoughts on “Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons — About Time!”

  1. “about time???” the us government enforced a campaign of forced sterilization/ eugenics for most of the 20th century – into the 1980s!

    this is not a move forward

  2. I completely agree aside from the food stamp/welfare part. Sterilization is too harsh for people that may not be on government assistance permanently. This is whole idea is extreme, but so are the circumstances if we don’t. Be careful how far you go with the potential candidates. The part I mentioned might demonize the idea as a whole.

  3. “Some will cry out that it would be inhumane. Well, how inhumane is it to have a baby and then abandon it to go off to prison? How inhumane is it to have a child when you know you have no means to support or feed it? How inhumane is it for a child to have to go through life the offspring of an in-and-out of jail felon?”

    And please tell me, how humane is it for men to go around making children they don’t love, don’t want anything to do with, and don’t intend to feed or save money for college for them?

    So yea, excuse me if I do think it’s inhumane to target women who can only get pregnant about once a year; rather than men who have the potential to impregnate hundreds of women a year.

    I think it’s sick that men are allowed to sleep with whoever they want with little regard for the children they may create. Children need love, adequate food, shelter, and a supportive atmosphere to grow into productive citizens. Asking women to shoulder 150% of the responsibility of reproduction and childcare is sexist and oppressive.

    No doubt this comment won’t make it through moderation – it’s just not politically correct to remind men that it takes two to make a baby and maybe they should keep it in their pants for the amount of times women are told to close their legs.

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