Tag Archives: eugenics

End Baby “Incompatible with Life” Bigotry


By Wesley J. Smith I am sure everyone agrees that the language we use to describe human beings is important. For example, we loathe the N-word because its very purpose is to denigrate, dehumanize, de-equalize, and degrade. Ditto, my campaign

Reflections on “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

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  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This piece, written a while back, discusses an exhibit that was exceptionally helpful to understanding the origins of the Nazi Holocaust. Not only did doctors and scientists lay the foundation for the Holocaust, the

Thank you, Professor Dawkins!


  By Rick Thomas, Start of Life Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and, as we always do, we will run many posts. But we do not talk about the threat to children with Down syndrome only one

Eugenics and the disappearance of civilized behavior

Marie Stopes

  By Calum MacKellar Editor’s note. This first appeared at mercatornet.com. In the minds of many, eugenic policies — strategies aimed at positively influencing the genetic heritage of a community — will always be associated with the abuses of Nazi

Love is the Antidote to Prenatal Eugenic Cleansing


  By Wesley J. Smith Scientists have announced that they are perfecting a maternal blood test that will permit technologists to map the entire genome of the developing fetus. Unlike amniocentesis, which requires the insertion of a needle into the

Annals of Human Genetics Opens Archives, Reveals Dark Past

Eugenicist Karl Pearson in 1903 Courtesy: National Library of Medicine

  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first ran in 2011 but the story it tells is so important and so revealing about who supported the eugenics movement here in the United States that I believe it is very much

Actually, Rep. Holmes, racism was a factor in legalizing abortion

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  By Sarah Terzo LifeNews covered the story of how an Alabama legislator Representative Alan Holmes, claimed that 99% of white people would have an abortion (or, particularly, tell their partners to have an abortion) if the father of the

Roe v. Wade’s Toxic Fruit


  By Wesley J. Smith It has been 41 years since Roe v. Wade “settled” the abortion controversy, leaving in its wake ever-increasing societal divisions and a crumbling of our culture’s commitment to the equality and sanctity of human life.

‘Deselecting’ our children


  By Margaret Soomerville Editor’s note. Dr. Somerville’s article was in response to an article in a Danish newspaper headlined “Plans to make Denmark a Down syndrome-free perfect society.” She is the founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics

Grassroots Eugenics


  By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This post appeared in the July 2004 issue of National Right to Life News. Unfortunately the ability to target real/potential/imaginary fetal anomalies has only grown more precise. And because this story is just as

Reflections on “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race”

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By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This piece, written for the October 2010, edition of National Right to Life News, is part of our year-long “roe at 40” series in which we are reprinting stories from NRL News going all the

Teddy Kremer and the Reds: A Love Story


By Chelsea Zimmerman It was one of the most heartwarming moments of the 2013 baseball season. On April 18, after a pep-talk from [Teddy Kremer] his “best friend and greatest batboy,” Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier ripped a two-run