Friday, March 15, 2024 – Confronting forced sterilization of Indigenous women

A bill just introduced in Canada would outlaw what most of the developed world has considered a human rights violation for decades. The law would prohibit sterilizing women without their consent. An Indigenous woman testified in front of lawmakers that she was sterilized without any prior discussion. Her mother was also sterilized without consent decades prior. The discussion comes as women from the U.S., Canada, and around the world confront past abuses of medical professionals who said they were working in the best interests of Indigenous woman.