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"
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 …Continue reading "People with “bad genes” shouldn’t have kids, pro-choice feminist says"
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 …Continue reading "Eugenics Must Not Be Allowed to Sneak into the healthcare system through our response to the Coronavirus"
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 …Continue reading "UN official criticizes ‘liberal eugenics’"
By Michael Cook Twitter may not be the best medium for explaining the science of eugenics to a suspicious public, as the sometime Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford, Richard Dawkins, discovered this week. Professor Dawkins, now aged 78, renowned as an evolutionary biologist and as the author …Continue reading "Twitter piles on Richard Dawkins over eugenics tweet"
How the Eugenics Impulse Advances By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Nicole Lee is one of Australia’s leading disability-rights advocates. A spinal cord injury when she was young left Nicole Lee dependent on a wheelchair for mobility. But, as she revealed in a recent article at Quartz.com, accessibility and discrimination aren’t the only challenges women …Continue reading "When “Choice” and “Disability” Collide"
Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. This appeared on the webpage of Indiana Right to Life. When …Continue reading "Indiana’s 1907 eugenics program is a chapter of history we’d all like to forget, which is exactly why it is all the more important that we remember"
By Michael Cook Eugenics is not a word to be trifled with. It evokes the horror of Nazi atrocities during World War II as well as widespread human rights violations in the early part of the 20th Century in the United States, Canada and some European countries. But, contend the authors of a special issue …Continue reading "Is killing the disabled ‘eugenics’, or just a merciful release"
Even today, some bioethicists insist that parents should ‘improve the stock’ By Christopher M. Reilly Advocates for abortion rights are claiming that a recent legal opinion of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which described abortion as a tool of eugenics, is merely an incoherent “rant.” They argue that his well-researched, 20-page document conflates the free …Continue reading "Yes, abortion is historically linked to eugenics"
By John Stonestreet with G. Shane Morris Eugenics is a bad idea, a bad idea that, like all bad ideas, has victims. Efforts to keep those deemed inferior from reproducing or even existing were a central part of the Nazi experiment in Germany, which upended the entire world and led to the extermination of millions …Continue reading "Eugenics Is Still with Us: Death in the Name of ‘Best Interests’"