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Follow up to Book Club Meeting on "Unbroken"

patti j.
Group Organizer
Baltimore, MD
Post #: 9
At our last meeting where we discussed "Unbroken," the topic of eugenics came up, and I told everyone I would post a link to Buck v. Bell, the 1927 Supreme Court decision upholding a Virginia statute requiring mandatory sterilization for the mentally retarded. The case arose from a petition filed by a doctor to sterilize 18-year-old Carrie Buck, a patient at the "Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feeble Minded."

Here is the brief Wikipedia Summary: http://en.wikipedia.o...­

And the full text of the opinion: http://www.law.cornel...­
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