Jun 25 2015

Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Tom Carper, D-Del., introduced a bill on Thursday that would help victims of forced sterilization in the 20th century.

“The implementation of state-run eugenics and sterilization programs represent a dark and shameful chapter in our nation’s history,” Tillis said in a press release. “While North Carolina and Virginia have recently created state compensation programs to help victims recover from horrible wrongs that have been perpetrated against them in the past, federal laws can unintentionally punish victims who receive eugenics compensation by preventing them from receiving federal benefits. The bipartisan legislation introduced will ensure that will not happen.”

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