Case Analysis : Buck V. Bell

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In Buck v. Bell in 1927 a decision was made by the United States Supreme Court stating they allowed state enforced sterilization. This court decision was written by Justice Oliver Wendell Homes Jr., in which the Court ruled and controlled that a state figure or statue allowing forced sterilization of the unhealthy, counting the intellectually disabled, while considering the protection and well-being of the state. Meaning, it would not violate the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. As a result, this agreement was broadly recognized as a ratification and approval of negative eugenics. The attempt to develop the human race by getting rid of “defectives” or “unfit” people from the gene pool. In fact, the Supreme Court has not at any time expressly reversed or overturned the case of Buck v. Bell. In my opinion, Justice Oliver Wendell Homes Jr. and the Supreme Court, did not make a proper decision because, I believe Justice Holmes Jr., and the Supreme Court, were very racist towards people who they believed were unfit and disabled in the world. They hold a belief as if people with disabilities were a menace and threat to society. Just because, they are different that does not mean we all are not equal. I feel that every single life matters in this planet, and each individual has a different purpose in life. Even though our purposes in life may be different, that however, is not an excuse for judging or treating a person as less of a

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