News

Lawmakers Want Compensation For Eugenics Survivors

Lawmakers Want Compensation For Eugenics Survivors

Photo: WINA

Two House of Delegates members are making another attempt to compensate people who were involuntarily sterilized  during a 20th-century practice called eugenics. More than 8000 Virginians were sterilized beginning in the 1920’s and continuing until the Vietnam War era. Republican Bob Marshall (pictured) of Prince William and Democrat Patrick Hope of Arlington are sponsoring legislation to award surviving victims $50,000. The director of the Christian Law Institute says seven Virginia survivors of eugenics have been identified.  The General Assembly has rejected prior attempts to compensate victims of the eugenics movement.

 

Latest Stories

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

birthday

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

in Music

This week’s top rock tracks

halestorm

LISTEN: This week's top rock songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Chris Farley in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

13-overlay19

This mashup is both hilarious and impressive.