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For Their Own Good (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 April 1993
A factory worker gets an ultimatum from her employer that she agree to be sterilized or be fired.

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A factory worker gets an ultimatum from her employer that she agree to be sterilized or be fired.

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It's either their jobs or their own children. A shocking true story.

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Farben des Todes  »

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compelling story and wonderful acting by ms perkins
9 March 2004 | by (az) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this move on Lifetime tonight and could not have been more pleased. The acting is amazing for a tv movie and tells a story thats both upsetting and empowering. SPOILER

The story is set in rural texas, and is the story of a group of young women who, due to company policy, must sterillize themselves to keep their jobs. One by one each woman goes through with the operation. After only a few months, their division is terminated and all the women are without jobs, and with out their birthing rights aswell. They hire a New York lawyer and take the company to court, where they are laughed at and given a lame excuse for a settlement. 7 years later the women are still fighting to pass a law to protect females birthing rights in the work place.


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