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Women in CA prisons forced to undergo illegal, coercive sterilizations: audit

A California state auditor blasted both state and federal authorities for performing sterilization procedures on female prison inmates without obtaining the consent of the women. According to State Auditor Elaine Howle, 144 tubal ligations were performed on inmates for the years 2005-06 to 2012-13, with more than a quarter performed…

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