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North Carolina still trying to compensate victims of state’s forced sterilization program

Tweet“I have to carry these scars with me. I have to live with this for the rest of my life.” –Elaine Riddick, who was forcibly sterilized under North Carolina’s eugenics program in 1967 We’ve written before about North Carolina’s particularly terrible forced sterilization law. One of 31 states with a government-run eugenics program, North Carolina [...]
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Dealing with the implications of forced sterilization

TweetMotivated by eugenics the United States has a long and dirty history with the use of forced or mandatory sterilization in the name of weeding out society’s ills. The United States was also the first country to implement laws motivated by eugenics and initially focused on people with developmental and physical disabilities, but spread to [...]
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