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Michigan was among the 35 states that allowed sterilization of people considered unfit to reproduce.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the North Carolina government has a legislative proposal to compensate sterilized people with $20,000 each.
Victims have said they were lied to about the procedure. About 7,600 people in North Carolina were sterilized over five decades, and about 3,000 of those people are still alive, according to CNN.
Michigan shares in the eugenics horror often associated with Nazis, as more than 3,000 residents were involuntarily sterilized, according to a January 2009 document from the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.
Michigan repealed the sterilization law in 1974, the historical society reported.
Originally posted by Homedawg
Your title says North Carolina but your post refers to both Michigan and North Carolina...why single out NC for the title?...which is it?edit on 6/25/2011 by Homedawg because: sp
Originally posted by tinker9917
I wonder what "unfit to reproduce"means. What was the criteria for their selection?
The article mentions feeble minded in one case, so maybe it was all persons below a certain IQ level?