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Eugenics and the disappearance of civilized behavior

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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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

UK bioethicists promoting a second wave of eugenics

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By Michael Cook Eugenics is alive and well in British academia. Stephen Wilkinson, of Lancaster University, recently published a long discussion paper, “Eugenics and the Ethics of Selective Reproduction”, together with another bioethicist, Eve Garrard. Their focus is the moral

Peter Singer is a Eugenicist

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By Wesley J. Smith Eugenics has always been about promoting desired utilitarian outcomes. The old eugenics wanted to improve the human herd through the crude manipulation of who could and should be parents. And, it also promoted the idea of

Abortion: The Ultimate Weapon in the War against Female Fertility

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Editor’s note. In the April 2005, edition of National Right to Life News, NRLC Education Director Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon reviewed Angela Franks’s then-new book, “Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy.” What follows is Dr. O’Bannon follow-up Q&A with Ms. Franks which