Courtesy of Free-Market.net: The Boston Globe reports that the governor of Oregon has apologized for 2,500 state-sponsored sterilizations comitted under laws that were on the books between 1917 and 1983.
Who got sterlized? The usual suspects: "Girls in reform school, people in mental institutions and poor women selected by welfare workers." Three cheers for the Progressive policymakers behind such laws.
For more on this shameful and appallingly widespread legacy, including Sweden's long-running program that sterilized those of "unmistakable Gypsy features," click here.