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North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue sends a Task Force message within Executive Order No. 83 involving the North Carolina Eugenics Board's sterilization program. The program was designed to select human breeding by sterilization involving adults and young children between the years of 1929 and 1974. EO: No. 83 delivers the tools in reaching the long needed three C's for a sterilization victim and their family - closure, compensation and counseling.

Governor Perdue will appoint five Task Force members; one former judge, one physician, one former journalist, one historian, and an attorney with experience in the health insurance field or with a medical ethics background as described in the EO. The Task Force is expected to complete a preliminary report by August 1, 2011 and a final report by February 1, 2012. EO: 83 was signed by both Governor Perdue and Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall on March 8.

For more read North Carolina's Executive Order No. 83 [PDF].

The eugenics program was developed in 1933 as a part of the Department of Public Welfare - the "modern day Division...