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Title: Cracking open CRACK: Unethical Sterilization Movement Gains Momentum
Author(s): Scully, Judith
Keywords: Population policy
Sterilization of women
Date: 2000
Series/Report no.: DifferenTakes
Issue Paper 2
Abstract: "We don’t allow dogs to breed. We spay them. We neuter them. We try to keep them from having unwanted puppies, and yet these women are literally having litters of children.” These are the words of Barbara Harris, a 47–year–old homemaker from Stanton, California, who has started an organization called Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK). Despite its benevolent name, CRACK’s primary goal is to promote population control by paying $200 to women with substance abuse problems who can document that they have been sterilized or are using long–term birth control such as Norplant, Depo–Provera or an IUD.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10009/859
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