Senators call for new crime of ‘coerced sterilization’ and for Ottawa to pay compensation

By Cristin Schmitz (July 15, 2022, 12:18 PM EDT) -- A Senate committee is asking Parliament to legislate a new crime that specifically prohibits the sterilization of persons without their free, prior and informed consent — a “horrific practice” Canadian health professionals are accused of inflicting on likely thousands of Indigenous and Black women and youths, as well as on intersex children and persons with disabilities, who are or were institutionalized....