Virginia Sterilization Act

Efforts to rid the state of the ‘mentally defective’ through sterilization came at a high human cost more

May 4, 2016 9:43 AM Features

For a half-century, Virginia sought to rid itself of “mentally defective” residents through eugenics-based sterilization. Now, two sisters are telling their harrowing sterilization story. more

Apr 28, 2016 2:17 PM Features

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