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Sterilisation: North Carolina grapples with legacy

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posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 12:49 AM
More than 60,000 Americans were sterilised, many against their will, as part of a eugenics movement that finished in 1979, aimed at keeping the poor and mentally ill from having children. Now, decades on, one state is considering compensation.

In 1968, Elaine Riddick was raped by a neighbour who threatened to kill her if she told what happened.

She was 13, the daughter of violent and abusive parents in the desperately poor country town of Winfall, in the US state of North Carolina.

While she was in hospital giving birth, the state violated her a second time, she says.

A social worker who had deemed her "feeble-minded" petitioned the state Eugenics Board to have her sterilised.

Officials coerced her illiterate grandmother into signing an "x" on an authorisation form. After performing a Caesarean section, doctors sterilised her "just like cutting a hog", she says.

"They killed my kids," Ms Riddick says. "They killed mine before they got to me. They stopped it

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 01:29 AM
I learned about this in a college course. It was after I had already heard people's fears over implementation of eugenics programs on this website.
I was like "wtf, we've actually already had a eugenics program." And this one is 100% fact.
The U.S. has performed Eugenics on its population.
The U.S.A. also commended Hitler on his sterilization of the Jews in the early part of WW2. Then he started killing them and Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, and we got involved. So in other words, we really didn't care what he did to the Jews, but then our naval bases were attacked directly so we had to do something. Like eventually dropping 2 nuclear bombs.
And when 3 of our buildings are destroyed, we invade 2 countries and destabilize your entire region. Hey, at least they didn't get nuked, right?
Moral of the story: don't mess with the united states.
edit on 16-6-2011 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 02:24 AM
i be leave it is still going on today with tings like planned parenthood

vaccines and this i have just found

these things are all hidden i full view of every one but need to be checked out properly

must keep looking for more info
edit on 16-6-2011 by digby888 because: more info


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