The bio-social movement of Eugenics proned the idea that some inherent features to our society such as poverty, alcoholism,.. were transmitted by hereditary means and so the way of improving the human race would be to prevent some human beings form reproducing. From the beginning of the 20th century, 50 States of the Union adopted laws for sterilization of people. More than 6,000 people were sterilized during that period of time.
The tragic epoqua of the Eugenics movement in American history made me think about the idea of free choice. Because of such believes, some individuals were taken parts of their body and capacity of procreating from them. The worst part being that they were, most of the time, not aware of the situation. They didn’t have any free choice in these events since they were not aware of the consequences of it. Eugenics is the opposite of free choice because of this idea of features that human beings cannot control by themselves, but at the same time the United States in the country of freedom. I find it very dangerous when laws start preventing people from their free choice.