Aliya Khan is a political activist and freelance writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She writes on issues of gender and race, particularly at the intersection of reproductive rights and justice. She holds an MS in Counseling, Family, & Human Services from the University of Oregon. You can reach her at @wrong_akhan or [email protected]
The policy giving those in jail an incentive to undergo a sterilization procedure was unequivocally a form of eugenics: an attempt to control who can bear and raise children and why.