by David Morstad

In his statement regarding Carrie Buck’s case, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes took into consideration Carrie, her mother, and her daughter, all of whom were assumed to have disabilities, and stated simply, “Three generations of imbeciles (an accepted medical term of the era) is enough.”  The Commonwealth of Virginia’s law was upheld by the Court and Carrie Buck was sterilized without her consent on October 19, 1927 by means of a tubal ligation.   499 more words