Skip to comments.Pro-choice lawyer who drafted Roe: “Abortion should eliminate the poor”
Posted on 01/11/2015 6:16:01 PM PST by Morgana
Ron Weddington, one of the attorneys who drafted the brief for abortion rights in Roe V Wade, wrote a private letter to President-elect Bill Clinton arguing for the state to use abortion as population control. This letter was written in 1992:
[Y]ou can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country. No, Im not advocating some sort of mass extinction of these unfortunate people. Crime, drugs and disease are already doing that. The problem is that their numbers are not only replaced but increased by the birth of millions of babies to people who cant afford to have babies. In 1989, 27% of all births were to unmarried mothers, a huge percentage of whom were teenagers. If current trends continue, soon a majority of the babies born will be born into poverty and one half of the country cannot support the other half, no matter how good our intentions. I am not proposing that you send federal agents armed with Depo-Provera dart guns to the ghetto. You should use persuasion rather than coercion. You and Hillary are a perfect example. Could either of you have gone to law school and achieved anything close to what you have if you had three or four more children before you were 20? No! You waited until you were established in your 30s to have one child. That is what sensible people do. Its time to officially recognize that people are going to have sex and what we need to do as a nation is prevent as much disease and as many poor babies as possible. Condoms alone wont do it. Depo-Provera, Norplant and the new birth control injection being developed in India are not a complete answer No, government is going to have to provide vasectomies, tubal ligations and abortions RU-486 and conventional abortions. Even if we make birth control as ubiquitous as sneakers and junk food, there will still be unplanned pregnancies. There have been about 30 million abortions in this country since Roe V Wade. Think of all the poverty, crime and misery And then add 30 million unwanted babies to the scenario.
Ron Weddington is the husband of Sarah Weddington, one of the two lawyers who argued for abortion in Roe Vs. Wade
Quoted in Taylor Carmichael The Seen and the Unseen: Abortion and the Supreme Court (Amazon Digital Services, 2014)
Chilling, grievous, and sad.
How about teaching the poor how to prosper? Whether finding themselves with children or without?
Wow, maybe we ought to have someone following the Clinton campaign around the country with a big sign saying you guessed it “Black Lives Matter”.
That's why they always dream of mass murder. It seems to solve so many problems.
Remember: "Utopia" is a world which translates as "No Where".
They want to immanentize the eschaton, not seeming to realize that it cannot be done.
Ron WeddingtonThe irony writes itself. Surprised he didnt change his name to Ron Divorcington after his dubious success legislating this abomination from the bench.
This will, of course, be ignored by the left...
Scratch a liberal, find a racist fascist every time.
Wow. It sounds even worse when you actually read it.
I can’t help but wonder why he didn’t find the practice of paying young girls to have children rather counter-productive to eliminating the poor. Little wonder it increases.
No, Im not advocating some sort of mass extinction of these unfortunate people. Crime, drugs and disease are already doing that. The problem is that their numbers are not only replaced but increased by the birth of millions of babies to people who cant afford to have babies.
Wow, we all know if a Republican said those words it’s plastered all over the media and condemned from coast to coast. Thank goodness the left really has compassion and care so much for the downtrodden among us. Don’t those words in the paragraph above make you feel they care so much?
Two quotes from C.S. Lewis:
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.
So, are they going to kill the unemployed on food stamps... that would be a load off, right? I mean, cure your problem leg by cutting it off, chainsaw massacre style. Idiots.
Mass murdering democrat recruiter.
He has many followers in the democrat party.
He must have recruited those for the obamacare death panels.
Yeah, but he’s predicting trends that conservatives decry: increasing percentage of babies born to poor and unwed mothers, half of the country supporting the other half.
His solution is different, that’s all.
Our society continues to provide incentives for dysfunctional people to have babies, and then spends billions of dollars trying to fix the problems faced by these children - and later posed by these children.
Of course he’s wrong to celebrate the deaths of thirty million unborn children, and wrong to think their parents’ lives and the country turned out better for their deaths. For the most part, people manage to cope with raising an unplanned baby, and abortion brings a host of pathologies in its wake. Not to mention replacement babies born to damaged mothers.
The Clintons “waited until Webb Hubbell got drunk and got Hillary pregnant in her 30s.”
Seriously, this is exactly why the democrats are so in favor of abortion. I believe they listened to Mr. Weddington.
A republican SHOULD say those exact words. Then when the crap hits the fan he can announce that he was quoting a letter sent to Clinton in 1992 right before he was sworn in as president.
He’ll get a pass.
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