Sterilization Vicitms Testify

Victims of a North Carolina program that forced people to get sterilized are speaking out at a hearing.

The meeting began this morning in Raleigh to talk about compensation to those sterilized and their families.

The state-sponsored eugenics program ran for 45 years, ending in 1976.

It targeted the poor, sick and uneducated.

The state estimates about 76 hundred men and women were sterilized either by force, coercion or choice.

Governor Bev Perdue and state lawmakers have set up a foundation to help victims of the program.


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  • by Lois Location: Geneva on Jun 22, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Well this may have ended in 76. But it was still going on in some towns. When I was 29 years old and I had had my 3 child. The Dr. set up a appointment for me to have my tubes cut and tied. I didn't tell him that I wanted this, never discussed this at all. I was informed of this by a phone call from the Dr.s office. Saying to come to the hospital and preregister for a tubal ligation.I had to ask someone what this was, and they told me. I didn't show up and when next time I saw my Dr.He told me that I had enough kids and I should have this done.I stopped going to see him.
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      by Chell on Jun 22, 2011 at 08:20 PM in reply to Lois
      Just wondering what Dr it was, I had a DR. tried his best to talk me into it also.
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