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    Still from No More Babies for Life

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The Film

No More Babies for Life 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 prodded 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.

The Filmmakers

  1. Renee Tajima-PeñaProducer/Director
  2. Virginia EspinoProducer