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North Carolina compensates victims of eugenic sterilization

North Carolina compensates victims of eugenic sterilization

Lily Lou, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

Elaine Riddick was raped at age 13.  After giving birth to her son at age 14, in 1968, she was sterilized without her consent. She was only one of 7,600 people forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina who the state deemed unfit to have children. Forced sterilization occurred...