The Relf Sisters, Minnie Lee and Mary Alice Relf (who were 12 and 14 years old in 1973, respectively), are two African-American sisters who were involuntarily sterilized by tubal ligation by a federally funded family planning clinic in Montgomery, Alabama in 1973.
The Relf filed a lawsuit and exposed the wide-spread sterilization abuse funded by the federal government and practiced for decades. The district court found an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 poor people were sterilized annually under federally-funded programs. Countless others were forced to agree to be sterilized when doctors threatened to terminate their welfare benefits unless they consented to the procedures.
Marsai Martin and Priah Ferguson would be the perfect duo for these two. They both star in huge two shows on television right now. Blackish and Stranger Things have dominated for their perspective networks. They both would shine bright as the Relf Sisters.