• Short Summary

    A 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER IS APPEALING AGAINST A 90-DAY JAIL SENTENCE WHICH SHE WAS ORDERED TO SERVE AFTER SHE REFUSED THE ALTERNATIVE - VOLUNTARY STERILIZATION.

  • Description

    A 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER IS APPEALING AGAINST A 90-DAY JAIL SENTENCE WHICH SHE WAS ORDERED TO SERVE AFTER SHE REFUSED THE ALTERNATIVE - VOLUNTARY STERILIZATION. MRS NANCY HERNANDEZ, MOTHER OF TWO SMALL CHILDREN, PLEADED GUILTY TO A CHARGE OF BEING IN A PLACE WHERE NARCOTICS WERE BEING USED. MUNICIPAL JUDGE FRANK KEARNEY OFFERED HER THE CHOICES BECAUSE, HE SAID, 'IT SEEMED TO ME SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE MORE CHILDREN BECAUSE OF HER PROPENSITY TO LIVE AN IMMORAL LIFE." MRS HERNANDEZ WAS RELEASED ON A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER SHE CHOSE TO GO TO JAIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98B8YQZBMZ6KHKKU72A7YPNWD
    Media URN:
    VLVA98B8YQZBMZ6KHKKU72A7YPNWD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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