North Carolina

North Carolina Legislature To Give Millions To Sterilization Victims

There were forced sterilizations in North Carolina from 1929 to 1974


RALEIGH, N.C., July 26 (UPI) — People sterilized decades ago in North Carolina because they were deemed unfit to have children will split $10 million in compensation, officials said.

The state Legislature included the money in the budget that was adopted Wednesday by the General Assembly, the Watauga Democrat reported.