The impact of the Buck vs. Bell trial, Paul Lombardo

Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Although the Virginia statute included safeguards, many people deemed "unfit" were sterilized without their knowledge. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Outcome > Sterilization's unknowing victims)

Following the Buck trial the precedent had been set for people to be coercively sterilized by the State. Unfortunately the provisions that were written into the Virginia law, and lots of other laws like it were not followed in the future. Many people were sterilized without having been told that that was the operation they would endure. Many others never learned that they were sterilized until years later, when they tried to have children.

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