Skip to comments.Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics
Posted on 07/15/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT by rhema
Here's what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Sunday's New York Times Magazine: "Frankly I had thought that at the time (Roe v. Wade) was decided," Ginsburg told her interviewer, Emily Bazelon, "there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of."
The comment, which bizarrely elicited no follow-up from Bazelon or any further coverage from the New York Times or any other major news outlet was in the context of Medicaid funding for abortion. Ginsburg was surprised when the Supreme Court in 1980 barred taxpayer support for abortions for poor women. After all, if poverty partly described the population you had "too many of," you would want to subsidize it in order to expedite the reduction of unwanted populations.
Left unclear is whether Ginsburg endorses the eugenic motivation she ascribed to the passage of Roe v. Wade or whether she was merely objectively describing it. One senses that if Antonin Scalia had offered such a comment, a Times interviewer would have sought more clarity, particularly on the racial characteristics of these supposedly unwanted populations.
Regardless, Ginsburg's certainly right that abortion has deep roots in the historic effort to "weed out" undesired groups. For instance, Margaret Sanger, the revered feminist and founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist eugenicist of the first order. Even more perplexing: She's become a champion of "reproductive freedom" even though she proposed a "Code to Stop Overproduction of Children," under which "no woman shall have a legal right to bear a child without a permit." (Poor blacks would have had a particularly hard time getting such licenses from Sanger.)
If Ginsburg does see eugenic culling as a compelling state interest, she'd be in fine company on the court. Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...
"(Y)ou can start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country," Weddington insisted. All the president had to do was make abortion cheap and easy for the populations we don't want. "It's what we all know is true, but we only whisper it. Think of all the poverty, crime and misery and then add 30 million unwanted babies to the scenario. We lost a lot of ground during the Reagan-Bush religious orgy. We don't have a lot of time left."
Weddington offered a clue about who, in particular, he had in mind: "For every Jesse Jackson who has fought his way out of the poverty of a large family, there are millions mired in poverty, drugs and crime." Ah, right. Jesse Jackson. Got it.
When it was recently unveiled that Nixon had a similar—though more explicitly racist—reaction, libs went after him (he is their favorite target), often in complete nonsequitors, as I encountered in a Time magazine article on Michael Jackson (something about “while this black kid was winning the hearts of the American public, the president groused about how abortion was useful to keep the races apart”). Nary a peep about this.
Alot of people are going to be surprised when the find out that they and their kind are targeted for extermination in the new global utopia.
A really intelligent comment since the world’s as well as the U.S. population has increased dramatically.
Not too surprising.
When the libs take over health care, it will be only a short time before rationing is used selectively to cull the ‘undesirables’ such as old people and infants. According to their culture of death, old people are not worth the investment to them. Resources are limited. In their view, infants are even better to cull, since they will contribute an entire lifetime of converting oxygen to that dreaded ‘greenhouse gas’ CO2, in addition to the water they would consume over a lifetime, etc.
The important thing to remember is, once the Democrats reconstruct government to make their one-party rule permanent, there will be no need to compete for votes. They can rule as they please, and that means culling population growth to ‘save the planet’.
Ginsburg’s remarks probably slipped so easily from her lips because she is a follower of that Democrat icon, prominent racist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.
“The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” — Margaret Sanger, Women and the New Race
It also helps to note that Satan’s highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award, was given to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama by Planned Parenthood.
Ghastly how deeply the leftist mind does not get it. Notice my tagline ...
Barry’s Science Czar, Holdern, makes Ginsburg look like a piker in eugenic thinking.
Yes his quotes easily merit a whole other thread.
I can see an article such as this in our future... Groningen West and Agenda 21:
And of course they’ll need a child tax as well.
When President Clinton appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer to the Supreme Court, there obviously wasn't any of them voting a "religious ticket." Their religion was rarely discussed.
But Ginsburg ostentatiously displays her objection to what she termed is the "outrageous" anti-abortion sermon she could hear at the Catholic "Red Mass" held annually before each term of the Supreme Court.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while not at all religious, says she takes pride in her Jewish heritage. And she says that has changed some traditions at the Supreme Court and how she ruled in at least one case involving Christianity.
"Think of how many prominent people in different fields identify themselves proudly as Jews but don't take part in the rituals," Justice Ginsburg told Abigail Pogrebin, who writes about the jurist in her book "Stars of David." An excerpt in the February issue of the magazine Moment focuses on the author's interview with Justice Ginsburg in the jurist's chambers at the Supreme Court. Although she is not religiously observant, Justice Ginsburg said that being Jewish matters greatly to her.
I'll show you one symbol of that which is here (at the USSC)," she told the writer, guiding her to the main office door, where a gold mezuzah was nailed prominently to its frame. "At Christmas around here, every door has a wreath. I received this mezuzah from the Shulamith School for Girls in Brooklyn, and it's a way of saying, 'This is my space, and please don't put a wreath on this door.'?"
Justice Ginsburg said she boycotts the annual Red Mass, because of the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion. "Before every session [of the court], there's a Red Mass. And the justices get invitations from the cardinal to attend that. And a good number of the justices show up every year. I went one year, and I will never go again, because this sermon was outrageously anti-abortion. Even the Scalias -- although they're very much of that persuasion -- were embarrassed for me."
NOTE Abigail Pogrebin is the daughter of radical feminist and Ms. magazine co-founder, Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Abigail Pogrebin is an author and interviewer who has produced TV programs for Charlie Rose, Bill Moyers, and 60 Minutes Mike Wallace and Ed Bradley. Pogrebin was a senior correspondent for Brills Content, a contributing writer for Talk magazine, and is now a freelance writer.
Reminds me of a Vader/Star Wars Quote - The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.
“Darth Vader Ginsburg”——heh——good one.
Why is it when the Left really screws up, it results in millions of deaths? I'm thinking of the Roe v. Wade, Nazis, Soviets, Chicoms, Vietnam, Cambodia, Somalia, Cuber, and probably dozens of other socialist utopias I've forgotten that murdered millions.
Why is it that the hard sciences learn from the past while apparently every new behavioral or poly sci Phd, supreme court justice thinks no one before him/her ever had a deep thought?
Ginsburg is human filth.Interestingly,Sanger set up shop in a poor Jewish neighborhood where I grew up in Brooklyn.I think her target of eugenics were East European Jews.She’d probably have had the little devil Ginsburg 86’d before conception if she could’ve.
Everyone I’ve known who had pancreas cancer died in the short term.Why is she still walking around?They must be preparing her bed in Hell.
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