TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 31, 2015

Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk has banned his staff from using sterilization of women as part of any future plea negotiations. The option has been offered in at least four cases in the last five years – often in exchange for no prison time – WKRN reports. But for many, the practice evokes a dark time in America when minorities, the poor and those deemed mentally unfit or “deficient” were forced to undergo such procedures. “The bottom line is the government can’t be ordering a forced sterilization,” Funk said in announcing the change.