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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:36 PM

Israel Admits ‘Shameful’ Birth Control Drug Injected in Unaware Ethiopian Jews

The Israeli government has tacitly acknowledged injecting Ethiopian women immigrating to Israel with a long-acting contraceptive without their knowledge, telling them they couldn't come into the country if they didn't take the shot, which the women thought was a vaccination.

Many have called the practice appallingly racist.

The shots are being blamed for a 50 percent drop in the birth rate in Israel's Ethiopian community over the past decade.

There are about 120,000 Jews of Ethiopian origin living in Israel, about a third of them born in Israel. There have long been conspiracy theories circulating about forced sterilization. But after a documentary aired last month on Israel's Educational Network, Health Ministry Director General Ron Gamzu has banned Israel's health maintenance organizations from injecting Ethiopian women with the contraceptive Depo-Provera.

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http://atlantadailyworld.com/201301293476/ADW-News/israel-admits-shameful-birth-control-drug-injected-in-unaware-ethiopian-jews

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Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
darkangel218 Jan 2013 #1
hrmjustin Jan 2013 #2
brush Jan 2013 #3
Whisp Jan 2013 #7
orwell Jan 2013 #4
friendly_iconoclast Jan 2013 #5
liberal_at_heart Jan 2013 #6
malaise Jan 2013 #8

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:43 PM

1. Wow.. they injected immigrant women with drugs and never disclosed that to them???

Holy shit.....! This is probably going to go to some international human rights court.. I don't see it ending well.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:53 PM

2. They will get away with it.

The people of Israel have to stand up to their government and hold them accountable. I doubt a lot of people in Israel will be happy to hear their gov't was up to this. But in the end they will get away with it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:52 AM

3. Apartheid against the Palestinians, racist birth control against Africans . . .

. . . those right wingers in control in Israel have lost their minds.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:38 AM

7. The rightwingers around the globe looks like they've gone berzerk.

I hope the women can sue or something. They should not be able to get away with this. Someone should be put in jail over this.

pigs.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:40 AM

4. Another example of how we can become what we hate...n/t

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Response to orwell (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:29 AM

5. That's quite true, unfortunately...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:38 AM

6. I don't know anything about the court system over there but I hope they are able to sue them

They have taken something very fundamental to human rights away from an entire ethnic group of people.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:48 AM

8. It is racist

Sometimes history shocks me

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