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State Secret: Thousands Secretly Sterilized .
« on: July 23, 2019, 08:35:33 PM »
State Secret: Thousands Secretly Sterilized
May 15, 2005

Beneath the surface of this Southern town, with its lush evergreens and winding riverbanks, is a largely forgotten legacy of pain, secrecy and human indignity.

"My heart still bleeds, and it will forever bleed, because of what had happened to me," local resident Elaine Riddick said.

Riddick was one of thousands of people secretly sterilized by the state between 1929 and 1974.

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  .

https://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Health/story?id=708780  .


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