Oct. 27, 2022

History of Sterilizations in California: Madrigal v. Quilligan

History of Sterilizations in California: Madrigal v. Quilligan

From 1909 to the 1970s, the state of California performed one third of all sterilizations in the United States. 20,000 sterilizations were performed during these years, to people that did not consent. The case of Madrigal v. Quilligan, took place in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Many unsuspecting women were coerced to sign paperwork to perform their sterilization, while others were told that the process could be reversed.

Cristina tells Carmen about this dark chapter in California history and they also discuss the book Solito by Javier Zamora.

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No Mas Bebes. 2015. Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña






Music Credit: Hustlin' (Instrumental) · NEFFEX