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Hundreds of forcibly-sterilised North Carolina women set to receive $50K compensation

12 January 2012

Hundreds of women forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct North Carolina eugenics programme are set to receive US$50,000 each in compensation.

The state task-force which determined the sum said it was not seeking to place a value on people's lives. [Mail, 10 January] Such programmes were promoted by Margaret Sanger, the founder of the worldwide abortion movement.

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