US sterilisation trauma still fresh

North Carolina state weighs compensation in addition to apology, but for victims nothing can heal the scars.

    The US state of North Carolina has apologised to thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under a programme undertaken to improve the genetic composition of the population.

    Now the victims have come forward to tell their stories to a state advisory panel that is considering how to compensate them. But money cannot heal the scars, some say.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from the state capital, Raleigh.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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