By Michael Cook Canada is acquiring a reputation for being the most progressive place on the planet for euthanasia. An article in the National Post by Tristin Hopper points out that its dalliance with eugenics in the 1920s and 1930s is an embarrassment nowadays – but then it was, in Roaring Twenties parlance, “the cat’s pajamas.” The following are …Continue reading "Canada has a dark past as a champion of eugenics for the disabled"
By Michael Cook Eugenics with assisted reproduction technology is not new. Francis Galton, Charles Darwin’s cousin, devised schemes for making higher and lower humans without the assistance of DNA or Petri dishes. Eugenics was an important theme in early 20th century social science. One of the most extraordinary stories about the heyday of eugenics comes from, …Continue reading "Driven mad by eugenics: a true crime drama from Spain"
By Dave Andrusko The great apologist G. K. Chesterton once wrote, “All men matter. You matter. I matter. It’s the hardest thing in theology to believe.” That quote is embedded in a paragraph someone wrote that I saved on my hard drive. Alas, why I have the paragraph, I don’t know who wrote it! (Senior …Continue reading "Pro-lifers are immune to the eugenics temptation because of our unyielding belief that every single life matter"
Richard John Neuhaus’s quote from the April 1988 edition of Commentary magazine may be the single most prescient, visionary explanation of how contemporary “bioethics” went off the rail (and took us with it) as you will ever read. Fr. Neuhaus, whom I was proud to interview and call a friend, cautioned that there are “political, …Continue reading "“All that said, we are nonetheless witnessing the return of eugenics.”"
By Dave Andrusko “Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on its way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as the unexceptionable.” — “The Return of Eugenics,” by Richard John Neuhaus. Richard John Neuhaus’s quote from the April 1988 …Continue reading "“If not us, who? And if not now, when?”"
By Right to Life UK Belgium has been criticised for its radical euthanasia law during a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland. The UNHCR is undergoing a “Universal Periodic Review”, in which member states’ human rights records are scrutinised and they may be called to consider reforms. Several states …Continue reading "Human Rights Council criticises Belgium’s euthanasia law"
By Sarah Terzo Although he admits being “extremely conflicted” about abortion, Brent Elisens writes “consciousness cannot emerge before 24 gestational weeks… To me this would mean that abortions before 16 weeks (giving the 24 weeks a wide berth) would be morally sound.” He also supports eugenics: “Eugenics is a controversial subject. Often an offensive one. However, …Continue reading "Pro-choice author supports eugenics, says only “delicate” people are offended"
By Sarah Terzo From Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood: “The most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective. Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from …Continue reading "Margaret Sanger: The “most urgent problem” is how to limit the “defective” from reproducing"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In response to attacks against the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK, Jamie Gillies, in spiked-online, focuses on the eugenics roots of the assisted dying movement. Gillies writes about Killick Millard who founded the leading assisted dying group in the UK. Scotland’s media class seems quite …Continue reading "Eugenics: The root of the assisted dying movement"
By Secular Pro-Life The chaos of the election drowned out a disturbing recent story in the Los Angeles Times. The article exposed a fund at the University of California Berkeley that was specifically designated for research in eugenics. The “Genealogical Eugenic Institute Fund,” active since 1975, has been suspended due to public outcry. Times author Teresa Watanbe correctly …Continue reading "California University Maintained Eugenics Fund for Abortion, Prenatal Screening"
The author’s writings reflect an arrogant contempt for human life, connected with evolutionism. By Peter Kwasniewski …In an earlier article, I looked at British philosopher Stephen R.L. Clark’s new book Can We Believe in People? Human Significance in an Interconnected Cosmos (Brooklyn, NY: Angelico Press, 2020), in which he spells out why protecting the innocent and the weak …Continue reading "Sci-fi legend praised eugenics: ‘Injurious to the race of man’ to let ‘inferiors’ breed"
By Angela Franks, Ph.D. Editor’s note. We’ve run a series of articles flowing from the decision by Planned Parenthood of Greater New York to remove the name of Margaret Sanger, the founder of the national organization, from its Manhattan health clinic because of her ‘harmful connections to the eugenics movement,’” as Nikita Stewart wrote in …Continue reading "Shining Light on the Dark Side of PPFA Founder Margaret Sanger"