February 12, 2009

Group 3 definitions

Comstock Law: Prohibited use and distribution of information about contraceptives
1977 Hyde Amendment: Prohibited federal funding for abortions; response to Roe v. Wade
Race Suicide: Fear from African American community that promotion of birth control was a form of genocide

February 11, 2009

Eugenics- The study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable traits or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits.

Sterilization- A medical procedure that prevents women and men from ever reproducing.

Birth control- The use of the pill or sterilization in order to prevent reproduction, by particular groups of people.