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Monday, May 16, 2005

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 Thousands secretly sterilized

Absolutely horrifying:
From the early 1900s to the 1970s, some 65,000 men and women were sterilized in this country, many without their knowledge, as part of a government eugenics program to keep so-called undesirables from reproducing.

"The procedures that were done here were done to poor folks," said Steven Selden, professor at the University of Maryland. "They were thought to be poor because they had bad genes or bad inheritance, if you will. And so they would be the focus of the sterilization."

1 Comments:

Blogger Electro said...

Did you happen to check out which party was running NC during that time?

7:15 PM  

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