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The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains.
Legislation by North Carolina Sen. Thom Tills to ensure that people who've received payments from states after being sterilized decades ago are not penalized in qualifying for federal benefits has been signed by President Barack Obama.
Attorneys representing the estates of three people sterilized under North Carolina's former eugenics program say they shouldn't be denied monetary compensation just because the General Assembly required they be alive to qualify.
Victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program decades ago have received a second payment from the state as compensation.
House and Senate Republican leaders have released details about the budget plan they struck late last week and continue to hammer out.
The sterilization of people thought to have mental defects is a real part of North Carolina history. After a Eugenics Compensation Bill passed last year victims are still waiting for their money.
North Carolina officials say help is on the way for some people sterilized under orders of state officials over several decades, but only a fraction of those who lost the chance to start a family will be compensated.
Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments.
Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims says as of July 17, it has received 780 forms from potential eugenics board victims. They had until June 30 to submit a claim to be considered for compensation.