No Mas Bebes
Director/Producers: Renee Tajima-Pena & Virginia Espino
Program Length: 60 minutes
Broadcast Date: Broadcast Premiere: February 1, 2016 on PBS (Please Check your local listings)
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No Mas Bebes investigates the history of Mexican-American women who were coercively sterilized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late 1960s and 1970s. Many of the mothers spoke no English, and were pushed into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor — often based on little more than the question “More babies?” The program follows a group of mothers, young Chicana lawyers, and a whistle-blowing doctor who stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice.
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