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dc.creatorAntonios, Nathalieen_US
dc.creatorRaup, Christinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:06:17Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:06:17Z
dc.date.created2012-01-01en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:128371en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/2092
dc.description.abstractIn 1927, the US Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell set the legal precedent that states may sterilize inmates of public institutions because the court argued that imbecility, epilepsy, and feeblemindedness are hereditary, and that the inmates should be prevented from passing these defects to the next generation. On 2 May 1927, in an eight to one decision, the US Supreme Court ordered that Carrie Buck, feebleminded daughter of a feebleminded mother and herself the mother of a feebleminded child, be sterilized under the 1924 Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act. Buck v. Bell determined that compulsory sterilization laws did not violate due process awarded by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. It also bolstered the American eugenics movement and established legal authority for sterilizing more than 60,000 US citizens in over thirty states, until most of the practices ended in the 1970s.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshConstitutional courts
dc.subject.lcshSterilization (Birth control)
dc.subject.lcshInvoluntary sterilization
dc.subject.lcshLaughlin, Harry Hamilton, 1880-1943
dc.subject.lcshEugenics Record Office
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--United States--History
dc.subject.lcshEugenics--Law and legislation
dc.titleBuck v. Bell (1927)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagEugenicsen_US
dc.subject.tagUS Supreme Courten_US
dc.subject.tagReproductive rightsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2012-01-01
dc.contributer.editorWolter, Justin


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