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Rita Thompson Swords, 73, was sterilized by the state when she was a 21-year-old unwed mother.  John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer
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January 21, 2015, Comments Off on Advocates want NC eugenics compensation loophole closed

Advocates for North Carolina’s eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligible for compensation.

A portion of the summary file for a 18-year-old girl from Rutherford County who was sterilized during the state's eugenics program. Click to view full-size image.

Approximately 213 qualify under Eugenics Compensation Program, initial determinations continue

October 2, 2014, Comments Off on Approximately 213 qualify under Eugenics Compensation Program, initial determinations continue

As of Sept. 30, 2014, the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims has forwarded 786 claim forms from potential Eugenics Board sterilization victim ...

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Victims of NC’s sterilization program face deadline for compensation

April 17, 2014, Comments Off on Victims of NC’s sterilization program face deadline for compensation

North Carolina will soon be the first state in the nation to compensate victims of an officially sanctioned sterilization program, a large number of w ...