Compensation for victims of North Carolina eugenics program abandoned

Jared Yee
BioEdge

North Carolina’s effort to compensate victims of a widespread and decades-long eugenics program that extended into the 1970s was derailed in the State Senate this week. Governor Bev Perdue and the State House of Representatives had backed a compensation package that would have given victims as much as US$50,000 each but the Senate ignored it.

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