'What would an apology do for me? You don’t know what my kids were going to be. You don’t know what kids God was going to give me. Twenty thousand dollars ain’t gonna do it, honey.'
-- Nial Ramirez, 65, in a New York Times story about proposals for redress for her and an estimated 7,600 other persons whom the state of North Carolina sterilized in the 1960s, when its eugenics board was active. For Ramirez, reporter Kim Severson wrote, "no amount of money will make it right."