There has been a movement by RALEIGH State Rep. Larry Womble to bring compensation to the victims of the Eugenics program that sterilized 7,600 men, women , and children. This took place in North Carolina and virtuously sterilized these people not allowing them to have the chance to reproduce. The reasons given at the time were propmiscious behaviour or feeble mindedness, or a not a contributing member of North Carolina's society. State Rep Wobble says that threats were made that Welfare benefits would be cut if those inviduals would not partake in the state's sterilization program. One such individual named Willis Lynch a 75 year old who had the proceedure done when he was only 14. Lynch stated that he " had no idea what was going on"
This however is not suitable reasons for sterilization, especially when provided by the state welfare department. Along with compensation there is talk of a monument to honour the victims as well as free education , and counselling and increased health provisions. Also an inclusion of this into the education curriculm for future education purposes. This does little to comfort people such as Lynch who feels no amount of money can replace the fact that he can not have children.
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