LA Times supports DRC position on compensating victims of forced sterilization

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Photo of a 1974 protest against forced sterilization. (Los Angeles Times)

As appalling as it sounds today, the practice of sterilizing mentally ill women and men to prevent them from passing on their supposedly defective genes was routine and accepted across the United States in the first half of the 20th century. But nowhere was the eugenics movement, as it was called, more entrenched and aggressively pursued than in California...