Compensation for state-enforced sterilization: Money won’t be enough

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 23, 2012

Raped and pregnant at age 13, orphaned by a runaway father and a mother in prison, Elaine Riddick already had many strikes against her when it was time for her son Tony to be born.

But worse was yet to come. Judged “feeble minded” and “promiscuous” by the North Carolina eugenics board, Riddick was sterilized against her will by the doctors who delivered her baby in tiny Winfall, N.C.

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