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Eugenics Compensation Bill
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 1:58pm.READ MORE:
A local lawmaker is one of the primary sponsors of legislation in the N.C. House to compensate victims of the state's former eugenics program, which during parts of the last century sterilized residents deemed unfit to reproduce. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 10:42pm.READ MORE:
Compensation for victims of the North Carolina eugenics program was cut from next year’s budget. Victims of forced sterilization were supposed to get $50,000 each after a panel approved a $10 million compensation package. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 11:45pm.READ MORE:
Elnora Mills was sterilized at age 16. She thinks it happened while in surgery to have her appendix removed. Two years later she found out. Though a bill passed through the state House last week, money for Mills and other eugenics victims is not in the Senate's budget. Full story...