Researchers who went around talking to women who were coerced to give up their

Researchers who went around talking to women who were

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- Researchers who went around talking to women who were coerced to give up their babies when they didn’t want to. - This was a decade before Roe v. Wade - The girls went away, the only way to get rid of the sin she caused was by giving the baby up to a couple
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Final Exam Notes - If those girls wanted to take baby with them, they would be told to pay back round and board… - Not even allowed to speak of their experience when they went back - White middle class families: mothers would not tolerate inappropriate fertility, mark of shame and dishonor - Families of color that accepted babies from this pregnancy - Other book: Liz Pryor: Look at You Now, said this type of thing even happened after Roe v Wade passed Other cases of adoption where babies were literally taken from the poor and given to a family who had money - Georgia Tann: Baby thief, was a baby seller who also started forms of illegal adoption - Told families their kids were dead but they weren’t. Adoption triangle: baby, birth mother and adaptive parents - Birth mother is giving up her baby because she can’t care for that baby so she does not that much power - Economically as socially fragile - Rich educated people do not give their babies to the poor… - Babies have no say so least powerful - Adoptive parents have more power People who give up babies have mixed feelings about it… What kind of women would give their baby away vs I felt like I was doing the right thing? In the US, we had orphan trains that started in the middle of 1800s, where street kids were put on trains and moved to Midwest to work in farming families (babies, K-5) - Worked, went to school - 1854-1959 - We just did that to the kids, but they had no clue who their parents were, etc - Happens in Haiti We also had Operation Baby Lift, kids taken out of Vietnam using planes and brought them to the US BUT these kids were not orphans, and there are cases of kids who tried to go back Do we exploit others and the limits of science to get what we want when it comes to reproduction? We do. - For Americans, we are such a progressive society that we get to have a lot of what we want - In Case Against Perfections: author warns against what we wish for - We ask for too much when it comes too reproduction and we might end up on a dark road - Case of Lesbian couple who sought out deaf sperm donor (5 generation of deafness) and succeeded in creating a deaf child. To them, deafness isn’t a disability and that by having a deaf baby they would be able to communicate better
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Final Exam Notes Appeared in Washington Post that had outraged the public, they deliberately made their child deaf, but many said it was because they were gay Sex selection - PGD: pre implantation genetic diagnosis - IVF - Testing for reduction of miscarriage - We can select in and out some characteristics of births 1. Sperm sorting / micro sorting (more accurate) - Spinning sperm and separate them into sex - Started because farmers wanted to increase # of female cows for milk - 1980s: IVF where you could choose which sex you want - At this time it was really for people who wanted to eliminate sex linked diseases But what about selecting for some genes?
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  • Fall '10
  • CatherineMarrone
  • Roe v. Wade, Surrogacy, IVF

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