Category Archives: Eugenics

Bioethicists Push Insurance-Paid Eugenic Engineering

By Wesley J. Smith Here’s another example of that cultural inflation. Two of the world’s most influential bioethicists want health insurance to pay the cost of applying expensive biotechnologies to allow people to have their progeny engineered

6th Circuit panel hears oral arguments in Ohio’s ban on eugenic abortions

By Dave Andrusko A crucial step in Ohio’s efforts to ban abortions for the sole reason that the baby has Down syndrome took place in Cincinnati yesterday before a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of

The Nazi taint in ‘Asperger’s syndrome’

Dr. Hans Asperger consigned dozens of children in Nazi Vienna to certain death, claims new book. By Francis Phillips Editor’s note. The following is a book review of “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna,”

Eugenics’ Deadly Legacy

By Wesley J. Smith We’ve seen it happen: A new assault on the sanctity of human life appears—say, infanticide being promoted in a major bioethics journal, or officials in Iceland bragging that no children with Down syndrome

Carrie Buck and the old eugenics, Alfie Evans and the new eugenics

By Dave Andrusko About once a week my search for “Today in History” turns up a reminder, positive or negative, of something that pro-lifers should carefully ponder. Ninety one years ago today, in Buck v. Bell, the

Abortion, Eugenics, and the corrosion of unconditional parental love

By Wesley J. Smith Ruth Marcus has boldly declared that if she were pregnant and discovered her baby had Down syndrome, that child would never see the light of day. From her column: Down syndrome is life-altering

The Deadly Legacy of Eugenics

By Wesley J. Smith We’ve seen it happen: A new assault on the sanctity of human life appears—say, infanticide being promoted in a major bioethics journal, or officials in Iceland bragging that no children with Down syndrome

Eugenics and Its Victims

Why Buck v. Bell still matters By Eric Metaxas with Roberto Rivera 2017 is a year of milestone anniversaries for events that shaped our world: the Reformation, the Russian Revolution, and one horrible Supreme Court decision. As

The lexicon of eugenics is used to describe babies with Down Syndrome

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time, according to The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, when “we applaud caregivers, families, and medical professionals — but most of all, we applaud all the wonderful

Polish Prime Minister supports ban on eugenic abortions

By Dave Andrusko In an interview with the Gosc Niedzielny Catholic weekly, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo signaled her strong support for a draft law that would ban eugenic abortions. “I am sure that the bill will

Denying that we are “them”: Liberal Eugenics, Prenatal Screening, and the Quest for Complete Control

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the

One small step for medicine, one giant leap for eugenics

The first US human gene-editing experiment involves a number of serious ethical issues By David Albert Jones On August 2 scientists published the results of the first experiments conducted on human embryos using the gene editing tool