Liberation Flicks: No Más Bebés
In celebration of International Women's Day WORD is co-sponsoring the Liberation Flicks film screening of No Más Bebés. Join Us! No Más Bebés is a film that tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized without consent while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The filmmakers spent five years tracking down sterilized mothers and witnesses. Most were reluctant at first to come forward, but ultimately agreed to tell their story. Set against a debate over the impact of Latino immigration and overpopulation, and the birth of a movement for Chicana rights and reproductive choice, No Más Bebés revisits a powerful story that still resonates today.
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