Remember way long ago at the first of the month, when I wrote on eugenics and discrimination against people with disabilities?
To help you put the “forced sterilization” portion of that picture together, combined with a summary of the legal situation that made such atrocities possible (and the legal situations that still exist today), Frank Weathers has compiled some mighty thorough, but entirely readable, normal-person-compatible reporting: The Tragic Tale of State-Sponsored Eugenics in America.
You need to know this bit of US history.
Photo by Underwood & Underwood [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. That’s Margaret Sanger, the mother of the “Way too much of you, not enough of me,” movement.