This is no conspiracy theory — North Carolina officials are proposing that victims of forced sterilization programs be given $50,000 each in compensation, with the Associated Press admitting that the sterilization campaign was part of a “once-common public health practice called eugenics.”
Victims include thousands of individuals, such as criminals, mentally disabled, and women who were sterilized after giving birth to children as a product of rape.
The forced sterilizations occurred from 1929 to 1974 under admitted eugenics programs that officials claimed were ‘creating a better society’ by removing the reproductive abilities of criminals and those suffering from mental disorders. During this time periods, more than 7,600 individuals in North Carolina were sterilized. On a national scale, around 60,000 were forcibly sterilized under the same eugenics program.
- North Carolina May Pay Forced-Sterilization Victims $50,000 [Eugenics] (jezebel.com)
- Forced sterilization worth $50000, North Carolina panel says – Los Angeles Times (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- N.C. panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Payment Set for Those Sterilized in Program Breaking News & Views on BlackMediaScoop (indigenist.blogspot.com)