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Driven mad by eugenics: a true crime drama from Spain

Driven mad by eugenics: a true crime drama from Spain

By Michael Cook Hildegart and her mother Aurora Rodriguez Eugenics with assisted reproduction technology is not new. Francis Galton, Charles Darwin’s cousin, devised schemes for making higher and lower humans without the assistance of DNA or Petri dishes. Eugenics was...

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Yes, abortion is historically linked to eugenics

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...

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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 are born there, thanks to prenatal genetic...

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