Tag Archives: eugenics

Denying that we are “them”: Liberal Eugenics, Prenatal Screening, and the Quest for Complete Control

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the

One small step for medicine, one giant leap for eugenics

The first US human gene-editing experiment involves a number of serious ethical issues By David Albert Jones On August 2 scientists published the results of the first experiments conducted on human embryos using the gene editing tool

Reflections on “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. I drive by the Holocaust Museum every day on my way to work. There are often very long lines. This morning the line was so lengthy it caught my eye. “Some were

The dehumanizing lexicon of eugenics is used to describe babies with Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko More than a few times I have drawn attention to the work of Mark W. Leach, an attorney from Louisville, Kentucky. With respect to children prenatally diagnosed with certain genetic conditions such as Down

More thoughts on Margaret Sanger’s obsession with “human weeds” as we approach the 110th anniversary of the founding of Planned Parenthood

Margaret Sanger

By Dave Andrusko As we discussed last week, we have a near confluence of the 40th anniversary of the life-affirming Hyde Amendment, which we celebrated on Friday, and the 110th anniversary of the life-denying Planned Parenthood Federation

The “brain trust” of American eugenics: Harvard’s dark past

The views of Charles William Eliot and Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (whose images follow) aided the descendants of immigrants in keeping out new immigrants, as depicted in Joseph Keppler’s 1893 “Looking Backward,” from Puck. Puck, January 11, 1893

By Michael Cook Harvard University is the richest, most famous and oldest university in the US – and it won the Harvard-Yale game last year 38-19. But one distinction which it would rather forget is that it

Not “a terribly long leap”: Reflections on “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This probably could be said every few years, but…in 50 years, when we look back, will we wonder how so many of today’s rule-smashing, protection-breaching, inhumane practices could ever have come to

Harvard’s dark past as the “brain trust” of American eugenics

By Michael Cook Harvard University is the richest, most famous and oldest university in the US – and it won the Harvard-Yale game last year 38-19. But one distinction which it would rather forget is that it

“New eugenics” ideas will end up as tyrannical as the original version

By Wesley J. Smith Buck v. Bell was one of the most pernicious Supreme Court decisions ever written. Authored by the odious social Darwinist Oliver Wendell Holmes, the 1927 8-1 ruling permitted an innocent woman named Carrie

Lessons in Language

By Philippa Taylor Editor’s note. This appeared on the official blog of the British Christian Medical Fellowship. I was intrigued to read the following short tweet by the pro-abortion organisation, ‘Education for Choice’, during the recent discussion

The dark past of “progressive” eugenics

By Michael Cook Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at bioedge.org. The dark history of government-sponsored eugenics before World War II has largely been forgotten, although it is well documented. A new book,

Eugenics and the disappearance of civilized behavior

By Calum MacKellar Editor’s note. My family will be on vacation through the end of this week. I will be posting an occasional new story, but for the most part we will be re-posting columns that ran