Lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

August 19, 2014 10:11 PM

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Lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

SACRAMENTO- California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women.

The bill prohibits sterilization in correctional facilities for birth control reasons unless a patient's life is in danger or it is medically necessary and no less drastic procedure is possible.

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