States Apologize for Forced Sterilizations Oregon's governor is set to say the state was wrong when it forcibly sterilized residents of state institutions decades ago. Virginia's governor made a similar apology earlier this year. But few of those who were sterilized are still alive. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.

States Apologize for Forced Sterilizations

States Apologize for Forced Sterilizations

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Oregon's governor is set to say the state was wrong when it forcibly sterilized residents of state institutions decades ago. Virginia's governor made a similar apology earlier this year. But few of those who were sterilized are still alive. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.