North Carolina is one step closer to becoming the first state to compensate victims of its official forced-sterilization program.  The House approved the legislation yesterday.

More than 100 victims of forced sterilization have been verified by the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation.

Tillis Builds Support for Eugenics Legislation

Feb 7, 2012

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.

Tuesday in Raleigh, Governor Perdue’s five-person task force announced its final recommendations for victims of the state’s sterilization program, which ran from 1929 to 1974.

NC Searches for Eugenics Victims

Oct 31, 2011

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.

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.