No Más Bebés / No More Babies

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 3:00pm

Smathers Library (East) – Room 100

USA, 2015 (79 min)
Documentary, Civil Rights | English & Spanish with English Subtitles | Rating: TV-PG
Directors: Renee Tajima-Peña
Film Introduction: Dr. Alyssa Zucker

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized. The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s. Led by an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers faced public exposure and stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.