The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America

As young girls, the Relf sisters were sterilized without consent. What does the government owe them — and the thousands of other living victims?

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Is the Forced Contraception Alleged by Britney Spears Legal?

The United States has a dark history of court-sanctioned sterilization, but more recent rulings and legislation suggest it would violate a basic right.

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Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

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China Wants More Babies. Some Men Choose Vasectomies.

As the Chinese government tries to increase the country’s falling birthrate, some millennials are striving for a lifestyle commonly known as “Double Income, No Kids.”

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U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

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How Black People Learned Not to Trust

Concerns about vaccination are unfortunate, but they have historical roots.

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Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics

The group will remove the reproductive-rights pioneer’s name from a Manhattan clinic as it reconsiders her views.

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