Sunday, June 29, 2014

Even within the U.S. North Carolina was one of nearly three dozen states that practiced eugenics.

The Rebecca Project For Justice
Health Safety and Dignity for Vulnerable Families

June 29, 2014

News 14 Carolina
The Governor's Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of N.C.'s Eugenics Board found that a majority of the 7,600 sterilized during the program were black females.

Read full article on News 14 Carolina.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Elaine Riddick believes she was sterilized by order of the Eugenics Board  of North Carolina at 13 for being black and poor. [Riddick is now the Executive Director for the Rebecca Project for Justice located in Washington DC and Marietta, Georgia].

"What they wanted to do was get rid of this bad blood, or whatever you want to call it," Riddick said. "They're calling it pure race, a cleansing of the races." [We see same subtle overtones of this mentality with Melinda Gates and HHS' "new eugenic" population-control policies that use dangerous long-term contraceptives  like Depo Provera, targeting Blacks, Hispanics and poor women in the United States and Africa, while concealing and minimizing lethal side effects].

North Carolina was one of nearly three dozen states that practiced eugenics.

UNC School of Law Professor Alfred Brophy said the forced sterilization of what the state called the "feebleminded, epileptic and mentally diseased" was seen as a public good that would protect the health of future generations.

"We now recognize that was incredibly immoral [similar to injecting and implanting millions of women with Depo Provera and Norplant without their consent and knowledge of lethal side effects that include sterilization], but that's the mindset the people making these decisions had," he said.

In a ruling upholding the constitutionality of forced sterilization in 1927, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind." [Reimert T. Ravenholt USAID's first director of population-control embraced these same racist views that have now evolved to become tacit US family planning policy to use lethal long-term contraceptives, which are aggressively promoted by Dr. Rajiv Shah of USAID and the Gates Foundation, while concealing harm].

Despite the ruling, most states discontinued the practice after World War II. "Americans looked at this and said, 'Boy, that looks like something the Nazis were doing,'" Brophy said.

North Carolina, however, was just getting started. The Governor's Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of N.C.'s Eugenics Board was formed in 2011 to gather testimony about the eugenics program. In part, it found that more than three quarters of the 7,600 people who were sterilized during the program were sterilized between 1946 and 1964.

It also found that a majority [of sterilized victims] were black females. [Presently, in the United States, Black females who account for only 11.5 percent of US births are administered over 85% of Depo Provera and other long-term contraceptives that cause under reported sterility, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer, which is going to be a subject of Congressional Hearings this year].

Elizabeth Haddix is an attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, "The state had decided with their eugenics board, this five-person, all-white-male board, decided who deserved to procreate or not," Elizabeth Haddix, an attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, said. "And that decision was unfortunately based on a sort of world view that you needed to be of a certain class, of a certain race, a certain sophistication in order to be deserving of this natural human right."

In 2013, North Carolina made the historic decision to compensate the victims of its eugenics program, but there's a catch... [to be continued].

Victims of debilitating diseases related to Depo Proveraand other dangerous long-term contraceptives that cause sterilization should contact Elaine Riddick  to receive information about Congressional hearings and Attorney Willie Gary's Depo Provera lawsuit.  

The Rebecca Project for Justice is a transformational organization that advocates for public policy reform, justice and dignity for vulnerable families.
Elaine Riddick, Executive Director / 770-354-0583 / 202-406-0911

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