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North Carolina May Compensate Victims Of Forced Sterilization Program

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Via the AP: “Nearly 35 years after ending the country’s most active post-war sterilization program, North Carolina is the only state trying to make amends to thousands of people who cannot have children because of eugenics-inspired theories about social improvement.” North Carolina’s sterilization program peaked in the 1950s and early 1960s, after most countries abandoned the practice. “Roughly 85 percent of victims were women or girls, some as young as 10.”