No More Children Case 5

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Case #5: NO MORE CHILDREN In 1924, in a mental hospital in Virginia, 18 year old Carrie Buck who was mentally retarded gave birth to a child who had also became mentally retarded. To prevent her from having any more children hospital officials ordered an operation called sterilization which prevented her from having anymore children. This operation was permitted under Virginia's law in cases such as Carrie’s. Even though this operation was permitted under the state’s law, a lawyer went to court for her to block the order. Specifically, the plaintiff, the lawyer that was helping Carrie, feels that Virginia’s law had denied Carrie due process or fair treatment, which is also stated in Amendment 14, “No person deprived of life, liberty,

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