The Tragic Story of Ann Cooper Hewitt, the Forcibly Sterilized Heiress
Ann Cooper Hewitt was one of the wealthiest young women in the world, born into a famous and well-regarded New York family. But shortly before her 20th birthday, she was tricked into a medical procedure that would rob her of her ability to have children. “Anybody can be subjected to state violence. Even an heiress; even a woman who's wealthy and white and prominent," Writer and historian Audrey Clare Farley, author of “The Unfit Heiress,” told Inside Edition Digital.