11. Oct, 2017


Roughly 60,000 poor or disabled people in 32 states were forcibly sterilized under "eugenics" laws seeking to prevent individuals stricken with “idiocy" and other dubious mental diagnoses from reproducing. Carrie Buck is the most famous of them, and her personal letters contradict both the Supreme Court’s opinion and the slurs she endured all of her life.

Carrie Buck was forcibly sterilized in Virginia to stop her from having more children. New letters underscore the depravity of the state's campaign.