EUGENICS: the science that deals with the improvement of races and breeds, especially the human race, through the control of hereditary factors. 

FORCED STERILIZATION-Reproductive sterilization without consent

In 1923, 17-year-old Carrie Buck lived with her foster parents, the Dobbs in Virginia since the age of 4. During that summer Mrs. Dobbs went out-of-town and her nephew took this opportunity to rape Carrie which resulted in a pregnancy.

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The Dobbs, embarrassed by what their nephew was responsible for and, scared their respected name would be dragged through the mud, had Carrie committed to the Virginia Colony for the Epileptic and Feeble-minded in Lynchburg, Virginia in January of 1924 where she was diagnosed by the arrogant, manipulative and obsessed moralist, Dr. Priddy to be “feeble-minded” and sexually promiscuous.

She was placed at the head of the line to be the “test patient” for the newly passed law The Sterilization Act, or forced sterilization, which was adopted in many U.S. States including Virginia.

Under this law, mental health “experts” deemed institutionalized men and women of child-bearing years as having undesirable hereditary traits that would be unhealthy and undesirable and were chosen to have forced sterilization procedures.

Imbecile, moron and idiot were all medical classifications in those days and feeble-mindedness fell into one of those categories.

It didn’t help poor Carrie that her mother, Emma, had been a resident at that same facility for years, diagnose, too with “feeble-mindedness” and promiscuity.

Dr. Priddy, as a precaution against any liability that he may have been subject to in the future, in 1927, took the legality issue to the supreme court to see if this law would be upheld after he performed the forced sterilization operations.

The forced Sterilization had to come under Eugenics to be Constitutional, as forced sterilization could be argued as “punishment” which is not Constitutional.

Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Supreme judge Oliver Wendell Holmes upheld it and referred to Carrie’s case by stating, “3 generations of imbeciles is enough.”

So, on 10/19/1927 (this was before Germany folks), Carrie Buck of Virginia, became the first US citizen to have a forced sterilization performed so as to, as Dr. Priddy and all proponents of Eugenic science said, “cleanse society of bad genetics.”

Carrie Buck, who was deemed “feeble-minded” was released soon after her forced sterilization without compensation until the day she died in 1984.  She married and spent the rest of her life helping others.

Carrie’s sister Doris went into the hospital for an appendectomy and came out sterilized, which she didn’t know about until she was in her 60’s.  She tried to get pregnant with her husband when she was younger and could never figure out why she couldn’t conceive.

This “law” was on the books until 1974 when it was finally repealed. 33 states in the US adopted it, with California being the leader with the most forced sterilizations done-approximately 9,000.

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eugenics_tree_logo2To date there has been no compensation given or discussed for any of these victims/families of forced sterilization/Eugenics.

A few proponents of Eugenics and population reduction include-Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Margaret Sanger, Ted Turner, Warren Buffet, Al Gore, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller foundation funded Germany and Josef Mengele programs for Eugenics.  Nowadays environmental groups and supporters continue their quest for complete power by using people’s fears to get global policies through. James Lovelock, an environmentalist and scientist feels the population now at roughly 6 billion should decrease to 1 billion or less to be sustainable.



In the book by John Holdren, senior advisor to the POTUS in Science/technology, and Paul Ehrlich, an ecologist, called “Ecoscience,” Ehrlich writes “adding sterilant to drinking water or foods seems worse to people than involuntary fertility control.” To date, at least according to public knowledge, no such additive has been invented.

In a press release from the UN Agenda 21 coalition earlier in 2013, the agricultural biotechnology corporation, Monsanto, known for their genetically engineered/modified organisms, has officially joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and pledges to back them. Part of the UN Agenda 21 plan is to decrease human population growth –The reality is that many of the wealthiest and most prominent people in the world are absolutely obsessed with the green agenda and with population control. 

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