Now that the state eugenics task force has made its final recommendations to compensate living victims with $50,000, WHQR’s Sara Wood reports state House Speaker Thom Tillis is preparing a bill to introduce to the General Assembly this spring.
The Governor’s Eugenics Task Force met in Raleigh last week to discuss its recommendations for compensating victims of the state’s sterilization program, which ended in 1974. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the group heard recommendations for outreach options to help find more victims.
08-01-11 – A task force investigating the forced sterilization of an estimated 7,600 North Carolina residents released its preliminary report to Governor Bev Perdue Monday. WHQR's Sara Wood reports on the task force's recommendations for nearly 2,000 living victims.
The Eugenics Task Force established by Governor Perdue outlines four recommendations in its draft report. They include financial compensation and mental health services for surviving victims, funding for a travelling eugenics exhibit and a foundation supporting the victims.