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Eugenics and forced sterilization in the U.S., Paul Lombardo

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Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Eugenicists viewed sterilization as a means to reduce the tax burden of people who lived in public mental institutions. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Outcome > Sterilization as welfare reform)
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Among people who called themselves eugenists, sterilization was thought to be the last effort to do away with people who would generate social costs, people who raised the tax burden, people who lived in institutions for the dependent, or for as they said, the "defective," or the "delinquent." Sterilization was meant to be a kind of welfare reform.
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carrie buck,mental institutions,welfare reform,dnai,eugenics,s paul,sterilization,interviewee,lombardo,tax burden,feebleminded
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