After WWI, the US began forced sterilization to prevent ‘imbeciles’ and ‘promiscuous’ individuals from having children in order to clean up the gene pool.
In 1929 the US supreme court voted 8 -1 in favor a Eugenics program requiring forced sterilization of citizens deemed not smart enough to reproduce.
Nikola Tesla was in favor of sterilizing criminals and mentally unstable and believed that by 2100 no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny.
California sterilized 20,000 people between 1900-1980 in a state run eugenics program.
In 1947 James Hanes of the Hanes brand, helped to sterilize over 7,600 people in North Carolina because they were deemed “unworthy of having children”.