Indiana Eugenics / Indiana Eugenics, Part 1: The Eugenics Movement
September 25, 2007
Eugenics supporters believed they could improve society with sterilization and other progressive measures. Indiana enacted the first eugenic sterilization law in 1907. WFYI's Mary Hartnett examines why the eugenics movement and how it became such a big part of Indiana's health and welfare system, in the first part of a five part series on "Indiana Eugenics."