Health Rewind: North Carolina to Pay $10 Million to Sterilization Victims
North Carolina Settles Forced Sterilization Lawsuit
North Carolina will pay residents who were unlawfully sterilized from 1924-1974 a whopping $10 million, NPR reported. While more than 7,600 men and women in the Tar Heel state were sterilized without consent, only 200 people came forward and took part in the lawsuit. Payments will not be made until 2015.
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