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Elaine Riddick inside her apartment in Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly 40 years ago Elaine Riddick was forcibly sterilized by the state of North Carolina at Chowan Hospital in Edenton after giving birth to her one and only child - the result of a vicious rape. It would be several years before she learned that she had been unknowingly "butchered" at the age of 14 following the birth.

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Elaine Riddick inside her apartment in Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly 40 years ago Elaine Riddick was forcibly sterilized by the state of North Carolina at Chowan Hospital in Edenton after giving birth to her one and only child - the result of a vicious rape. It would be several years before she learned that she had been unknowingly "butchered" at the age of 14 following the birth.