The Winston-Salem Journal follows up on its series on North Carolina's eugenic sterilization program. The five-part series, entitled "Against Their Will," ran December 8-12, 2002. The eugenics program ended December 12, 2002 with Gov. Mike Easley issuing an apology on behalf of the state. The paper's investigation "revealed that more than 7,600 North Carolinians were sterilized by state order--many of them poor, black women and girls."