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State lawmakers begin work; bill to compensate victims of sterilization faces strong opposition

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:07 pm | Updated: 9:12 pm, Sun Mar 24, 2013.

RALEIGH -- A bill to compensate victims of a state-run forced-sterilization program was fresh out of the gate as the N.C. General Assembly started its work on Wednesday, although Forsyth County’s senior state senator predicted the bill will not pass this year.

The bill, long-sought by former state Rep. Larry Womble, D-Forsyth, passed the N.C. House last year but failed to get consideration in the Senate. Womble retired from the House last year when his injuries from an auto crash prevented him from seeking a new term.

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