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Virginia to Compensate Victims of Its Forced Sterilization Program

Nora Sullivan, M.P.A  

In February, Virginia became the second state in the union to legislate in favor of compensating victims of the state’s infamous eugenic sterilization program. The living victims of state sponsored forced sterilization are set to be awarded $25,000 following a protracted battle in the legislature. In 2013, North Carolina was the first state to compensate surviving victims, at $50,000 each.

This news of the decision has been welcome relief for Virginia survivors of this program, most of whom are quite elderly and were only teenagers when they were forced to undergo these procedures. “I couldn’t have a family like everybody else does,” stated 87-year-old Lewis Reynolds. “They took my rights away.”

Forced Sterilizations Expose Population Control Cruelty

Nora Sullivan, M.P.A  

The government of the small central Asian country of Uzbekistan has declared 2012 “The Year of the Family.”  As the Uzbek culture traditionally values the family, marriage, and children above all other things, this proclamation is perfectly in sync with the spirit of the people.  The goals of the year are to increase the number […]