Forced Sterilization Update for Victims in North Carolina
Anderson uncovers the secret world of forced sterilization in this country and speaks with 82-year-old Charlie, who was forcibly sterilized at the age of 14 because his parents were alcoholics and he was in an orphanage.
CNN Senior Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen spoke to Charlie about the incident that robbed him of ever having children, and revealed that California politicians are unwilling to answer questions about what happened.
In North Carolina, however, the General Assembly passed the first bill that would pay these victims whowere sterilized from 1929 to 1974. The measure would set aside $11 million next year to pay remaining survivors $50,000 each. Visit GastonGazette.com for the full update. Also see the Winston-SalemJournal.
Charlie's former caregiver, Rudy, felt it was important to reach out and share Charlie's story in the hopes that Charlie may receive justice and compensation for the emotional distress he has endured.
Sadly, since the show taped, Charlie passed away from pneumonia on March 28.