The precedent set by Buck vs. Bell, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo The precedent set by Buck vs. Bell
The Buck case established a precedent, which still stands, though somewhat weakened by more recent pronouncements of the Court. And that precedent is, that the state can in fact interrupt someone's reproductive potential, if the reasons of state are strong enough.
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Paul Lombardo discussed Carrie Buck's state of mind before the Buck vs. Bell trial.
Paul Lombardo talks about the father of Carrie Buck's child.
mma and Carrie Buck were committed to the Virginia Colony because they were unmarried mothers and were considered morally delinquent.
Paul Lombardo talks about Amherst County Courthouse was the first step of a legal case that would lead all the way to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo talks about Buck vs. Bell was based on the myth that genetically flawed families could be identified and eliminated.
Paul Lombardo discusses Carrie and Emma Buck's state of mind prior to the Buck vs. Bell trial.
Carrie and Emma Buck on the day before the Buck vs. Bell trial in 1924.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's sterilization in context. Carrie's one-hour sterilization took place in 1927, the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic.
Paul Lombardo talks about although the Virginia statute included safeguards, many people deemed "unfit" were sterilized without their knowledge.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie Buck's problems stemmed from her fate as a neglected, poor, uneducated child without defenders.