Hokkaido Couple Sue Over Forced Sterilisation, Coerced Abortion

SAPPORO, JAPAN - JUNE 28: Lawyers and supporters of two plaintiffs enter the Sapporo District Court to submit a lawsuit seeking compensation for a forced sterilization and abortion decades ago on June 28, 2018 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The husband, 81, and his wife, 75, filed the lawsuit at the Sapporo District Court, seeking 11 million yen (100,000 U.S. dollars) each in compensation. The wife, who has an intellectual disability, was forced to undergo a sterilisation operation under the postwar Eugenic Protection Law. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
SAPPORO, JAPAN - JUNE 28: Lawyers and supporters of two plaintiffs enter the Sapporo District Court to submit a lawsuit seeking compensation for a forced sterilization and abortion decades ago on June 28, 2018 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The husband, 81, and his wife, 75, filed the lawsuit at the Sapporo District Court, seeking 11 million yen (100,000 U.S. dollars) each in compensation. The wife, who has an intellectual disability, was forced to undergo a sterilisation operation under the postwar Eugenic Protection Law. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
Hokkaido Couple Sue Over Forced Sterilisation, Coerced Abortion
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