“All that said, we are nonetheless witnessing the return of eugenics.”

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, …

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“If not us, who? And if not now, when?”

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 …

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Human Rights Council criticises Belgium’s euthanasia law

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 …

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Pro-choice author supports eugenics, says only “delicate” people are offended

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, …

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Margaret Sanger: The “most urgent problem” is how to limit the “defective” from reproducing

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 …

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Eugenics: The root of the assisted dying movement

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 …

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California University Maintained Eugenics Fund for Abortion, Prenatal Screening

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 …

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Sci-fi legend praised eugenics: ‘Injurious to the race of man’ to let ‘inferiors’ breed

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 …

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Shining Light on the Dark Side of PPFA Founder Margaret Sanger

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 …

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People with “bad genes” shouldn’t have kids, pro-choice feminist says

By Sarah Terzo Taslima Nasreen, a pro-abortion feminist, tweeted: “Men and women who have bad genes with genetic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc should not produce children. They have no right to make others suffer.” Another tweet by Nasreen: “I love food. I love fish and meat and sweets. But i have to be …

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Eugenics Must Not Be Allowed to Sneak into the healthcare system through our response to the Coronavirus

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Dr. Gordon MacDonald, who is the CEO of the Care Not Killing Alliance in the UK, has written an insightful article that was published in the Huffington Post on April 19, 2020. MacDonald writes about how eugenics, must not be allowed to sneak into the healthcare system through our …

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UN official criticizes ‘liberal eugenics’

By Michael Cook A United Nations official has slammed “liberal eugenics”. In her report to the Human Rights Council on people with disabilities, special rapporteur Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, denounces “ableism” in healthcare and assisted dying. Ms Devandas is a Costa Rican lawyer, married with three children, who has spinal bifida. Her annual report has been overlooked …

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