Archive | July, 2013

California Department of Corrections’ Doctors Forced Sterilization on Female Inmates

By Victoria Cepeda Fact: California holds the largest number of women inmates in the U.S. In an apparent attempt to control the birth of “unwanted children” that may have ultimately become a burden to the state, the California Department of Corrections paid over $148K to state doctors for them to perform tubal ligation or sterilize female […]

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First Hispanic UT Chancellor receives national honor

First Hispanic UT Chancellor receives national honor Last week, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), announced Dr. Francisco Cigarroa will be the recipient of The Chair’s Award, one of CHCI’s highest honors presented to one “who has dedicated his or her public or private career to improving the lives of Hispanic Americans.” […]

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