A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities--her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings(brothers here) are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by a court to undergo sterilization so that her family's "defective genes" won't be passed on to any more children. Her boyfriend and a kindly priest desperately search for a way to stop the forced sterilization before it's too late. Written by
A DRAMA OF HUMAN STERILIZATION - IS THE PRICE TO GREAT (original print ad - all caps, with misspelling of "too" and lack of question mark)
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Did You Know?
Although forced sterilization was practiced in the US at the time this film was made, it was not particularly widespread and was not a national policy, being left up to individual states. In Germany, however, under the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler
it was an official policy, used often and throughout the entire country on individuals deemed "inferior"--for either physical or mental reasons--by the state, and not just on women (as in the US) but on both sexes. A possible reference to this can be noticed in the scene where two doctors are talking about the practice; in the door a symbol that looks suspiciously like a swastika can be seen. See more