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Virginia to Pay This Man for Forcibly Sterilizing Him

Lewis Reynolds is one of 11 known surviving victims

(Newser) - Lewis Reynolds' first wife left him when she found out he couldn't father children. His second marriage lasted 47 years, until his wife's death, but he recalls how they'd sometimes cry because they could never have a biological family. Although no amount of money can fully erase... More »

Out: Pol Who Said Women on Welfare Should Be Sterilized

Former Ariz. Sen. Russell Pearce resigns after controversial radio statements

(Newser) - The man described as "the John Wayne of the airwaves" on radio station KKNT will have a more limited platform for his tough talk about women on public assistance and their right to give birth. Russell Pearce, a former Arizona senator who has been outspoken on the subject of... More »

California Sterilized Inmates Without Lawful Consent

Audit finds evidence of many illegal procedures

(Newser) - The California prison system illegally had dozens of women sterilized, possibly without their consent, according to a new report from the state auditor. Of the 144 inmates given tubal ligations from fiscal years 2005-06 to 2012-13, at least 39 were done without lawful consent, with physicians either failing to sign... More »

N. Carolina Will Pay $10M to Forced Sterilization Victims

First state to compensate eugenics victims

(Newser) - Over a period of 45 years, North Carolina forcibly sterilized 7,600 people it deemed mentally or socially unfit. Now, 39 years since the state's eugenics program ended in 1974, it will finally make reparations, with lawmakers earmarking $10 million to compensate victims, reports the Wall Street Journal . "... More »

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