Senator explains how proposed bill outlawing forced sterilization tackles issue of consent

During an announcement unveiling the Senate Committee on Human Rights’ report on forced and coerced sterilization, Sen. Yvonne Boyer detailed how Bill S-250, which would outlaw the procedure, tackles the issue of informed consent. Boyer said that while it is important for there to be consequences for those who perform forced sterilizations, “We don’t want to remove the agency of women to be able to consent to a tubal ligation.”

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