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Legislative status of eugenical sterilization in the United States, 1935.

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All but 13 states had sterilization laws in effect, or as bills pending in 1935. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Outcome)
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carrie buck,legislative status,dnai,sterilization,eugenics,united states
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