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Lawmakers plan bill to compensate sterilization victims

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    Lewis Reynolds, who was sterilized at the age of 13 at the Central Virginia Training Center, spoke about his experience at an event at LU Law School in November 2012. Reynolds was there with three other victims of the sterilization. File Photo by Jill Nance

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:02 am

Four people who were sterilized at the Central Virginia Training Center were guests Wednesday at the reenactment of a Supreme Court decision that legalized what was done to them just a few miles from Lynchburg in the 1930s.

After the event in Liberty University’s model Supreme Court room, one of Virginia’s staunchest conservative lawmakers, Del. Bob Marshall, R-Prince William, said he will sponsor legislation to provide $50,000 compensation to each sterilization victim.

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