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CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, Episode 3: ‘Some People Say It Was Part of Eugenics. We Say It Was Genocide’

Jenn Stanley

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Sterilization abuse so far has played a role in every episode of CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, but in our third installment, this abuse is front and center.

Charon Asetoyer is a Comanche activist and women’s rights advocate. In this episode, she discusses the Indian Health Service’s extensive and deliberate campaign to sterilize thousands of Native American women in the 1960s and 1970s without their informed consent.

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