Canada a model for sterilization compensation | Winston-Salem Journal

In 1995, a student approached me after a lecture at the University of Alberta in Canada on heredity, intelligence and eugenics. He told me about a lawyer representing a woman who had been forcibly sterilized by the Alberta government and was suing for damages. Lawyer Sandra Anderson then spoke to my class about the experience of eugenics in Alberta. The students and I were surprised and shocked by what took place until 1972, when the Sexual Sterilization Act was repealed.

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