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California Prisons Coerced Women Into Sterilization

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

By Kathleen Sloan, Consultant to the CBC (Center for Bioethics and Culture)

If you thought that the days of eugenics were ancient history, you would be terribly mistaken. The Center for Investigative Reporting has revealed that between 2006 and 2010, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation coercively sterilized approximately 150 women. In violation of prison rules, tubal ligations were performed on female inmates during labor and childbirth without their consent. It is estimated that at least 100 more were performed going back to the late 1990s. From 1997 to 2010, California taxpayers paid contracting physicians $147,460 to sterilize women at prisons in Corona and Chowchilla. Read more…

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The President needs a history lesson

May 2nd, 2013 Comments off

The President’s fulsome praise of Planned Parenthood ignores its shameful origin in racist eugenics.

In the spring of 1983, President Ronald Reagan did something highly unusual for a sitting president. He wrote and published an unsolicited article in The Human Life Review, titled “Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation.” In it, he denounced the “raw judicial power” by which the Supreme Court had dispossessed the unborn of their inalienable right to life in the Roe v. Wade decision, and mourned the some 15 million lives that had been snuffed out by abortion by that time. Read more…

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Engineering our way to a eugenic future

April 12th, 2013 Comments off
 The UK fertility regulator has proposed a “minor” procedure with momentous consequences which is legal nowhere else in the world.

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Reverend Moon versus the scientists

September 5th, 2012 Comments off

Some seriously crazy stuff out there.

by Carolyn Moynihan

If the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, sincerely believed the religious ideas he propagated in his lifetime he was likely in for some big surprises when he met his Maker on Monday. But then, when you look at the spectrum of weird ideas today, he would not be the only one liable to face that sort of denouement. Read more…

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A Eugenics Common Sense?

July 31st, 2012 Comments off

by Mark W. Leach

July 31, 2012 http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/07/5808

Calling fetuses defective if they are prenatally diagnosed with genetic conditions foreshadows a dangerous path toward eugenics.

This year has seen a rash of medical studies reporting on developments in cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) prenatal testing. Not too long ago, one commentator cautioned that as prenatal genetic testing becomes more pervasive, our society risks developing a “eugenics common sense.” The reporting on the new cffDNA testing suggests that some have already developed this sensibility. Read more…

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Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion

January 24th, 2012 Comments off

by Angela Franks

First published at Public Discourse.

A new biography of Margaret Sanger fails to confront the Planned Parenthood founder’s ideological commitment to eugenics and population control. Read more…

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Judge Can’t Order Mentally Disabled Woman to Have Abortion

January 19th, 2012 Comments off

by Rob Schwarzwalder

A judge’s decision to order the abortion of “a mentally ill woman’s unborn baby and sterilize her — if it meant she had to be ‘coaxed, bribed, or even enticed … by ruse’ into the procedure” has drawn appropriate fire from officials in the Bay State. Read more…

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How to compensate for lost fertility?

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

Past Eugenics and sterilisation programs in the United States are coming back to bite them, with North Carolina currently the first State to address compensation for victims.

According to the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, at one time 31 states in the United States had government-run eugenics programs. In North Carolina alone, close to 8,000 men, women, and children, largely poor, black, disabled or uneducated, were forcibly sterilized from 1929 to 1974.  The programs were aimed at creating a better society by eliminating those considered undesirable.  Read more…

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Pro-life group proves its point

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

by Charlie Butts

Life Dynamics, a group fighting to return full legal protection to unborn children, has conducted an exhaustive study that validates claims made in its documentary that associates Planned Parenthood with the eugenics movement. Read more…

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On Eugenics

June 22nd, 2011 4 comments

An entertaining little blurb by Michael Cook:

I missed the centenary of the death of Francis Galton on January 17. For those of  you who don’t know much about Charles Darwin’s family tree, Galton was his cousin, a prodigy who spoke Latin and Greek at three and invented foreign travel, statistics, fingerprints, weather maps and eugenics when he grew up. Read more…

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