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Indiana Eugenics, Part 4: Speaking Up
September 25, 2007
Indiana enforced a eugenic law that allowed institutions to sterilize the "mentally defective" until 1974. One woman sterilized by court order in 1971 is speaking up and telling her story. WFYI's Mary Hartnett talks with Jamie Renae Coleman about her sterilization, the lawsuit she filed, and the effect it had on Indiana's law governing sterilizations outside of institutions. It's part four of the series "Indiana Eugenics."