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NC Denied Victim Compensation to Sterilization Victims

$50K for involuntarily sterilizing people is not a huge sum of victim compensation. To strike it down under partisan politics primarily because it was Gov. Beverly Purdue’s idea shines a new low on the North Carolina GOP.

NC Denies Funds for Sterilization Victims

At the time this happened I realized recall thinking it was pretty low. It made me recognize how blindly partisan the NC Republicans are. Any conservative can post a comment to defend this decision by claiming austerity but it will just make your hubris shine. The whole issue really escalated for me when I found out that a friend, who suffers from mild retardation and cerebral palsy, was one of the 7528 victims of the NC Eugenics Board. So congrats for setting my opinion of the GOP to a brand new low. You have now officially earned the label of inhumane. You may reach your political goals but at what cost to your morality?

From the article:

“The North Carolina Senate rejected a plan to compensate victims of a mass sterilization plan that targeted mostly poor minorities for decades in the 20th century.

On Wednesday, Senate Republicans refused to support the measure put forth by the House to set aside $10 million in the state budget for compensation, which would have given victims $50,000 each. The move would have made North Carolina the first state to compensate eugenics victims.

“I’m sorry that it happened,” Sen. Don East told the Raleigh-based News and Observer. “I just don’t think money fixes it”.

Okay Republican Senator Don East, you inhumane POS, Chris was really in need of the $50K. For this guy who’s lived in a one room apartment his whole life it would have really changed his life. All his friends help him out at some point with money, rides, companionship but the state who involuntarily sterilized him can’t? You “don’t think money fixes it” Don?

Senator Dumbass Don minced words. I won’t. No it won’t reverse the sterilization procedure – DUH. What it does is display some level of remorse and penalty for the state in the form of victim compensation. What Don, Republicans don’t believe in victim compensation? Perhaps Don plans to use the $10 million to continue his misguided fight against coastal recreational fishing in NC. That’s right Republicans… you have a GOP Senator among you who wants to take away many of your recreational fishing places at the coast to reserve for commercial vessels, which are in decline in NC. Fishermen revolt. This out of touch prick deserves it.

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  1. TAMMY November 8th, 2012 8:37 pm

    JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM ONE ONE THOSE THAT WAS STERILIZED. I WAS STERILIZED IN 1978. N.C. TOLD ME THAT, “THAT WAS FOUR YEARS TOO LATE TO BE COMPENSATED”. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY ON 03/05/1975 AND I HAD MY FIRST CHILD DEC/1975.THE FIRST CHILD I WAS ABLE TO GET BY THEM B/C I DID NOT GO TO THE DR. TIL I WAS 7 MTHS. ALONG. THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO MY CHILD, AT THAT POINT. A LITTLE OVER TWO YEARS LATER, I WAS 4 MTHS. ALONG WITH MY SECOND CHILD. I HAD THE FLU PRETTY BAD AND WAS TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THE NEXT MORNING I WOKE UP ON THE MATURNITY FLOOR.THE NURSE CAME IN(NOT THE DR.) AND TOLD ME THE NEWS. THAT MY CHILD HAD BEEN ABORTED, MY TUBES WERE CLIPPED,BURNDT, AND TIED NEVER TO HAVE CHILDREN AGAIN. I ASKED “WHY?” I WAS TOLD, FIVE DRS. SIGNED THE FORM. B/C I HAD EPILEPSY. THEY DID NOT WANT THE DISEASE TO BE PAST ON TO THE CHILD.I NEVER SAW THE DR. THE 2 WKS. I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. THAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST EXPERIENCE FOR ME TO GET PAST. TODAY I KNOW THAT MY DAUGHTHER IS IN HEAVEN AND I WILL SEE HER ONEDAY. THE HURT AND DAMAGE THAT THE DRS DID THEN LASTED A LIFETIME. NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT FOR MY FAMILY AND THOSE AROUND ME. THEN FOR N.C. TO SAY “IT WAS FOUR YEARS TOO LATE”. IT WAS LIKE SAYING, IT DID NOT HAPPEN TO YOU…YOU REALLY DO NOT MATTER TO US. IT WAS LIKE A SLAP IN THE FACE.

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