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Virginia / Involuntary Sterilization #508998

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 23, 1980
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(Studio) Virginia legislator Robert Scott's proposal to introduce bill setting well defined guidelines for involuntary sterilization cited. Scott said responding to revelation that 400 people were sterilized in one Virginia hospital.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Lynchburg, Virginia) [Walter GORDON - talks about his sterilization at Lynchburg, Virginia, Training School and Hospital.] 1927 Virginia supreme court ruling re: sterilizations cited. Stated that a previous hospital director Dr. Albert Priddy also sterilized criminals and prostitutes. [Hospital director Dr. K. Ray NELSON - says many were probably sterilized that should not have been.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

Pauley, Jane;
Sobel, Rebecca

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