Today, the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation announced an increase of verified victims sterilized by the state’s former Eugenics Board program. More than 100 people have been matched to state program records. The report reveals that Mecklenburg County has had the most sterilization procedures performed, and Buncombe County is the the fifth highest county with reported procedures at this time. However, no one from Buncombe County has come forward at this time to verify themselves as a victim.
The Governor’s Eugenics Task Force met today, July 13 — but scheduled no further meetings prior to its Aug. 1 deadline to deliver a preliminary report to Gov. Bev Perdue. "“I want to be clear that the Task Force has not decided on any particular recommendations in regard to compensation,” stated Dr. Laura Gerald, Task Force Chair.
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