Warner Apologizes for Sterilizations

Cecil writes: The Washington Post has a story today about Gov. Warner apologizing for Virginia’s eugenics policy, “denouncing a practice under which some 8,000 people were involuntarily sterilized from 1927 until as recently as 1979.”

A Buck vs. Bell historic marker was put up yesterday in front of Region Ten on Preston Avenue, giving the story of Carrie Buck, a seventeen-year-old girl selected to be the first Virginian sterilized under the 1924 Eugenical Sterlization Act. You can also find an article about this in today’s Progress.

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