Eugenics http://wunc.org en Why Some Sterilization Victims Will Not Receive Compensation http://wunc.org/post/why-some-sterilization-victims-will-not-receive-compensation <p>Monday marked the last day to apply for victims of state-sanctioned sterilization in North Carolina to apply for compensation. In case this is news to you here are the basic details:</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:18:50 +0000 Eric Mennel 38195 at http://wunc.org Why Some Sterilization Victims Will Not Receive Compensation Determining Who's Eligible For Eugenics Compensation http://wunc.org/post/determining-whos-eligible-eugenics-compensation <p>The public comment period on the procedure to determine who's eligible for the state's sterilization compensation program ends today.<br /><br />State lawmakers included a measure in this year's budget that sets aside ten million dollars to compensate victims of the state's eugenics program, which ended in the 1970s.</p><p>Surviving victims must submit claims for compensation on or before June 30th of 2014. So far, the state has verified more than 175 survivors.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 24318 at http://wunc.org Determining Who's Eligible For Eugenics Compensation Eugenics Compensation Part Of Gov. McCrory's Budget Proposal http://wunc.org/post/eugenics-compensation-part-gov-mccrorys-budget-proposal <p>Victims of North Carolina's discontinued eugenics program could get the compensation they've sought if Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal is accepted.&nbsp; He's allocated $10 million in his spending plan to compensate past victims of forced sterilization.&nbsp; The program ran from 1929 to 1974.&nbsp; State researchers said during hearings in 2011 that there could be anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 victims still alive.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:41:48 +0000 Gurnal Scott 12451 at http://wunc.org Eugenics Compensation Part Of Gov. McCrory's Budget Proposal House Committee Passes Eugenics Compensation Bill http://wunc.org/post/house-committee-passes-eugenics-compensation-bill <p>The House Judiciary Committee has passed a eugenics compensation bill that would pay money to victims and the families.<br><br><strong>Rep. Larry Womble: </strong>I'm beginning to see some light at the end of this long journey.<br> Wed, 23 May 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2451 at http://wunc.org Panel Recommends Compensation for Eugenics Survivors http://wunc.org/post/panel-recommends-compensation-eugenics-survivors <p>A state task force is recommending $50,000 be given to every victim of North Carolina's eugenics program.<br><br><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/11/145020753/payment-determined-for-n-c-sterilization-victims">Listen to Jessica Jones's story on Morning Edition</a></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3466 at http://wunc.org Task Force Discusses Eugenics Compensation http://wunc.org/post/task-force-discusses-eugenics-compensation <p>A state panel charged with recommending compensation for victims of the state's eugenics program will try to come up with a specific lump sum at its next meeting. The Governor's Eugenics Compensation Task Force was scheduled to discuss a lump sum today, but did not come to a conclusion. One task force member suggested compensation of twenty thousand dollars, but victims who attended the meeting said that is not enough. Dr. Laura Gerald heads the group.<br> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:40:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7139 at http://wunc.org Task Force: Eugenics Victims Should Get Paid http://wunc.org/post/task-force-eugenics-victims-should-get-paid <p>Victims of a forced sterilization program in North Carolina should receive compensatory damages, according to a preliminary report released today.<br> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 21:01:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8280 at http://wunc.org Eugenics Victims Speak http://wunc.org/post/eugenics-victims-speak <p>Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina sterilized thousands of people in an effort to supposedly improve society. About 76-hundred men and women were lied to, coerced, or forced into medical procedures that left them unable to bear children, often when they were children themselves. This spring Governor Bev Perdue convened a task force to study the issue and determine how to compensate victims who are still living. That task force met in Raleigh yesterday to hear those victims’ stories.<br> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8530 at http://wunc.org