The pseudo-science of eugenics was born out of the racist philosophies of some self-described intellectuals in the late 1800s. People like Margaret Sanger believed that evolution taught that for humanity to progress in the most positive manner possible, the weak in our society should be eliminated. Who’d she think was weak? The poor, the minorities, and those with disabilities.
Listen to the quotable Margaret Sanger.
“Give dysgenic groups [people with “bad genes”] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.”
“Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
So impressed were the Nazi’s by the abortion fixated eugenicists that they built an entire political movement on the foundation of eugenics. While the Nazis would likely be pleased with our ease of access to abortion today – they focused their time on aborting human life at later stages. If the Nazi’s had been successful, abortion and “family planning” would have become as big an industry in Nazi controlled Europe as it has become here.
Some liberals try to claim that Hitler was pro-life – but that is highly disingenuous. Hitler was pro-life … for Aryans. For everyone else abortion was encouraged. Does that make Hitler pro-life? I don’t think so…
Hitler’s own words on abortion –
In view of the large families of the Slav native population, it could only suit us if girls and women there had as many abortions as possible. We are not interested in seeing the non-German population multiply…We must use every means to instill in the population the idea that it is harmful to have several children, the expenses that they cause and the dangerous effect on woman’s health… It will be necessary to open special institutions for abortions and doctors must be able to help out there in case there is any question of this being a breach of their professional ethics.
Sadly, even today eugenics continues to march on our population like some disastrous plague. In fact in Detroit, Michigan things are so bad that it’s being compared to the Third World.
“We’re seeing a picture that looks more like some Third-World country than someplace in the United States,” said Dr. Susan Schooley, chairwoman of the Department of Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.
How bad would things have to be for a Doctor to say that about Detroit’s abortion rate? Pretty bad.
Nearly one-third of all pregnancies in the city of Detroit end in abortion, a statistic public health officials blame on rising poverty and dwindling access to affordable contraception.
Of an estimated 18,360 pregnancies among Detroit residents in 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, 5,693 ended in abortion, or 31 percent.
During that same year, an estimated 160,219 pregnancies were reported in Michigan, with 22,699 abortions.
That translates into a Detroit abortion rate — the number of abortions by population, including women who weren’t pregnant that year — of 37.9 per 1,000 women aged 15-44. That’s up from 27.5 per 1,000 women in 2001.
In Detroit, 38% of pregnancies end in abortion. In the rest of Michigan? Only about 11% end in abortion.
Sadly, the racist hopes of the eugenicists is alive and well… and it’s liberals keeping those racist dreams alive.
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