Paying for sterilization

Louisiana state Rep. John LaBruzzo announced on Tuesday that he is “studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.” Seriously. Because he’s worried that “people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people.”

From Paying for sterilization – Broadsheet – Salon.com

Paying for sterilization. How is that small government? It’s like Louisiana has just entered the nineteenth century and is
just discovering eugenics.