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Foreign Aid Tied to Sterilization in India

Human-rights activists are calling for stricter enforcement of Indian laws regulating sterilization.


When Saraswati Devi awoke from the anesthesia, her clothes were soaked in blood. She was lying on a grass mat on the floor in excruciating pain, and there were no medical staff to answer her cries. She was one of 53 women who underwent surgeries at a “sterilization camp” sponsored by the government of India in its national campaign to drastically cut population growth.

The campaign is underwritten by tens of millions in American and British foreign-aid funds.

Read the full article in the National Catholic Register.

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