Is sterilization the answer?

Jacoby, T.; Springen, K.
August 1988
Newsweek;8/8/1988, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p59
Discusses a controversial suggestion by Indiana Superior Court Judge Roy F. Jones that Melody Baldwin, 29, receive a reduced sentence for the poisoning of her 4-year-old son if she is sterilized. Baldwin case and controversy; Similar cases;Constitutional basis.


Related Articles

  • Social cleansing. Cockburn, Alexander // New Statesman & Society;8/5/94, Vol. 7 Issue 314, p16 

    Discusses the implications of sterilization laws in the United States. Compulsory sterilization; Issues on social cleansing; Social cleansing legislation in the United States; 94-birth monthly reduction in New Jersey; Sterilization programs in different states.

  • Brazilians offered free sterilisation.  // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/23/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7106, p446 

    Reports on Brazil President Henrique Cardosa's signing of a law granting free sterilization to men and women over 25 years of age who have more than two children.

  • Rivera v. New York.  // American Journal of Law & Medicine;Fall78, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p280 

    Reports on a New York Court of Claims' ruling on a case involving a physician's alleged negligence in the performance of a female sterilization procedure. Details of the case; Legal precedents; Implications for policies governing sterilization in medicine.

  • What's eating Jon Havelock? Sheremata, Davis // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;04/06/98, Vol. 25 Issue 16, p10 

    Focuses on Jon Havelock, Alberta's justice minister, and his introduction of the Institutional Confinement and Sexual Sterilization Compensation Act, known as Bill 26. The purpose of Bill 26; Factors enabling Bill 26 to slip into the legislature; Critics' complaints about the bill and Havelock.

  • Exploring gray areas in the law about DSD and sterilization. Tamar-Mattis, Anne // Endocrine Today;Oct2009, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p8 

    The author explains the legal implications of gonadectomy or sterilization in differences of sex development cases.

  • Sterilization laws gain steam.  // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;Sep2011, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p42 

    The article offers news briefs related to bills that are promoting animal sterilization in the U.S. which include Senate Bill 550, a sterilization law and a sterilization bill.

  • Sweden will end trans sterilization.  // Empty Closet;Mar2012, Issue 454, p12 

    The article reports that the Swedish government decided to revoke the sterilization of transgender Swedes on February 18, 2012.

  • Sterilization of the Retarded: A Problem or a Solution? Murdock, Charles W. // California Law Review;May74, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p917 

    Discusses the legal implications of mandatory sterilization of retarded people in the United States. Exploration of the major problems inherent in the sterilization of the retarded; Analysis of the constitutionality of statutes that authorize involuntary sterilization.

  • Sparkman v. McFarlin.  // American Journal of Law & Medicine;Fall77, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p345 

    Describes the court decision in the case, Sparkman v. McFarlin about the legality of a mother's order to sterilize her 15-year old daughter. Basis of the decision; Absence of the judge's common law authority to order the sterilization.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics