Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Birth Control, Abortion, Eugenics...

Peace Queens,
I have recently been intriqued by medical experimentation on Original People and as a birth professional the topic of being sterile/infertile has stuck with me. The following information is very interesting, and it leads me to wonder how Gods and Earths feel about birth control, abortion or men and women not having the physical ability to reproduce. Is there a relationship between the Planned Parethood Plan, Abortion and Birth Control and the Doctors, Ministers, Nurses and Cremators? How do we, men and women with knowledge of self make choices that are in "compliance" with our cultural needs as original people and what are those cultural needs?

Please check out the youtube video about Planned Parenthood
Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and Eugenics

The Forced Sterilization of Fannie Lou Hamer?
Essentially what happened was she had undergone what she was told was an operation to remove what she described as a knot in her stomach. I believed it was probably a benign uterine fibroid, a very common condition among African-American women. And not until she was back at the plantation where she worked and lived did stories began circulating. Apparently the owner's wife was a cousin of the surgeon who performed the operation. And she knew, although Fannie Lou Hamer did not, that Fannie Lou Hamer's uterus had been removed, rendering her sterile. This was a very common practice. It was non-consensual. And gynecological surgeons often rendered black women sterile without their knowledge while they were giving birth or undergoing other sorts of medical procedures. And Fannie Lou Hamer, who always spoke of wanting to have a family, was devastated but also angered by this. And this is what inspired her to, investigate political action as a means of seizing power.…

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present By: Harriet A. Washington

Listen to a peice of the book about Fannie Lou Hamer...

Check This Site for more...Medical Apartheid

Sci-Honor Devotion

1 comment:

Serenity Love Divine Earth said...

I personally would never have an abortion, but I support a woman's choice to know what's right for her existence.