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Eugenics compensation bill to be introduced today

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A bill that would compensate victims of forced sterilization will be introduced Wednesday.

If the proposal passes, each victim of the state's eugenics program, which ended in the 1970s, would get $50,000. According to the Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, 168 of the victims are still living.

Gov. Pat McCrory's budget has set aside $10 million for the victims, but lawmakers say the state doesn't have that kind of money.

A similar bill to compensate sterilization victims failed in the senate last October.

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