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Eugenics The Non-Therapeutic Sterilization of Incapable Adults Eugenics is the science of improving the population by controlled breeding for desirable inherited characteristics The horrible effects of Canadas eugenics movement which spanned from 1885 to 1945 still resound through Canadian courts to this day The eugenics movement spawned the horrific practices of government-enforced involuntary sterilization programs such as the Sexual Sterilization Act passed in Alberta Alberta was one of two provinces BC 1933 to pass such legislation The Sexual Sterilization Act which was introduced in 1928 in Alberta was based on the principals of eugenics meaning good birth In the 1920s it was believed that if only those people with desirable genes bore children the human race as a whole would improve The Alberta government and pressure groups including the United Farm Women of Alberta sought to limit the reproduction of many kinds of people including visible minorities and the feeble-minded They associated much of the rise of crime poverty alcoholism and other vices to these people Regardless of the reasons in support of sterilization at the time restricting an individuals ability to reproduce is viewed as a violation of their constitutional rights It is for this reason that the province repealed its Sexual Sterilization Act in 1972 Leilani Muir was a victim of Albertas former sterilization laws Her case was brought before Alberta Provincial Court in 1996 Her case set a precedent for many future settlements awarded to other sexual sterilization victims In 1999 the Alberta government offered an 82-million compensation package and apology to those who were forcibly sterilized under the Sexual Sterilization Act of 1928 Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms we are guaranteed equal protection under the law S7 This right has come under severe scrutiny in accordance with incompetent adults and their proxy-decision makers concerning non-therapeutic sterilization Committee of person empowers a person to make personal and medical
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