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California Victims of Eugenics-Based Sterilization Programs Deserve Reparations, Researchers Say

December 26, 2016

(Los Angeles Times) – California should pay reparations to victims of its eugenics-based sterilization programs, which took away the reproductive abilities of about 20,000 people in the first half of the 20th century, researchers said in a new study. In particular, Mexican immigrants were disproportionately affected by those programs. And overall, an estimated 800 victims may still be alive today, according to the paper, which was released last week.

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