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  • TV One Guest Claims Trump Supporters Want 'Eugenics,' to 'Eliminate' Minorities

    01/15/2019 8:29:12 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's News One Now on TV One, substitute host Michelle Bernard presided over a panel in which one guest asserted that the push to repeal ObamaCare by Donald Trump supporters is fueled by a desire for "eugenics" against minorities to bolster "white supremacy." She further claimed that there was a desire to "eliminate" and "annihilate" minorities. Neither host Bernard nor even the token Republican on the panel voiced any disagreement with her incendiary claims.
  • The Progressive Movement’s Sordid Past

    12/29/2018 5:08:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    The American left has perfected the art of changing the meaning of words or phrases. For example, gun confiscation is reshaped to now mean “sensible gun safety measures.” White male now means privileged. Republican and racist are now interchangeable words. Voter ID laws for fair and clean elections means voter suppression to liberals. Moreover, political violence—torching buildings and bludgeoning innocent Americans on the street is now synonymous in their lexicon, as a peaceful protest. The American left has struggled for a long time dealing with another term: liberal. Conservatives were successful at demonizing the term when George H.W. Bush labeled...
  • Rewriting Life - EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies (gene editing)

    11/29/2018 1:45:26 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 25, 2018 | Antonio Regalado
    A daring effort is under way to create the first children whose DNA has been tailored using gene editing. When Chinese researchers first edited the genes of a human embryo in a lab dish in 2015, it sparked global outcry and pleas from scientists not to make a baby using the technology, at least for the present. It was the invention of a powerful gene-editing tool, CRISPR, which is cheap and easy to deploy, that made the birth of humans genetically modified in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) center a theoretical possibility. Now, it appears it may already be happening....
  • Designer baby fears grow..new test that can predict an IVF embryos' risk of having a low IQ [tr]

    11/15/2018 7:57:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Sam Blanchard
    IVF clinics may soon use a controversial screening technique to get rid of embryos which are likely to grow up with low IQs. A company in the US offering tests which can pick out 'mental disabilities' – and, in theory, predict intelligence – has confirmed it is in talks with fertility clinics. The news has stoked fears about a rise in designer babies, which could be created by parents wanting to erase undesirable traits from their children. Experts say it is 'repugnant' to think about terminating embryos because they are expected to have lower than average intelligence.
  • People with Down syndrome apply to be first humans on endangered list

    11/08/2018 5:13:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIVE ACTION . ORG ^ | November 8, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser |
    A newly released video from The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) has just released a video pointing out how worldwide, people with Down syndrome are in danger of becoming extinct. Their lives are endangered because of abortion. So people with the condition are speaking out, demanding better treatment and an end to the eugenics that has left their numbers dwindling. The CDSS notes on its campaign website that “[b]y the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s own criteria, the Down syndrome community qualifies as endangered in many parts of the world.” The CDSS has applied “for the inclusion of...
  • Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed)

    10/18/2018 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Oct 2018 | Amy Harmon
    Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego this week, is a topic plaguing many of its members: the recurring appropriation of the field’s research in the name of white supremacy. “Sticking your neck out on political issues is difficult,” said Jennifer Wagner, a bioethicist and president of the group’s social issues committee, who had sought to convene a panel on the racist misuse of genetics and found little traction. But the specter of the field’s ignominious past, which includes support for the American eugenics movement, looms large...
  • The Eugenics Crusade(video)

    10/16/2018 11:47:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | 10-16-18 | American Experience
    A hybrid derived from the Greek words meaning “well” and “born,” the term eugenics was coined in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, a British cousin to Charles Darwin, to name a new “science” through which human beings might take charge of their own evolution. The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely –– and largely unknown –– movement that turned the fledgling scientific theory of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control. Perhaps more surprising still, American eugenics was neither the work of fanatics, nor the product of fringe science. The goal of the movement was simple and,...
  • Shocking Dallas billboard targets black women, tells them abortions are ‘self-care’

    09/01/2018 4:06:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 1, 2018 | Teri Webster
    Pro-life advocates are fuming over a new billboard along a Dallas highway that suggests black women should choose abortion because it’s “self-care.” What does it say? “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” the billboard states. “Abortion is self-care.” The billboard is sponsored by a Dallas-based group called The Afiya Center. The center’s website states it is “Transforming the Lives of Black Women & Girls.” Also according to its website, “Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction...
  • APNewsBreak: University accepted $458K from eugenics fund [University of Arizona]

    08/25/2018 11:00:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 8:14 PM EDT | Michael Kunzelman
    The University of Arizona has accepted years of funding from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence — even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving support from the group, records show. A University of Arizona psychology professor used some of the Pioneer Fund’s grant money to pay for recent travel to a conference in London that has included eugenics-themed presentations, according to documents The Associated Press obtained through a public records request. The eugenics movement has included theories about the controlled breeding of humans to “improve” the gene pool. The Pioneer Fund...
  • An “Acceptable” Prejudice

    07/30/2018 5:15:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nancyvalko ^ | July 30, 2018 | Nancy Valko
    This week, Fox News had a story about John Cronin, a young man with Down Syndrome who, with his father, founded and runs what is now a $4 million dollar company called Crazy Socks. This story follows the February announcement that the new Gerber Spokesbaby is Lucas Warren who had Down Syndrome. The famous baby food company stated that Lucas “exemplifies Gerber’s longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby.” (Emphasis added) However, this past week, the influential ethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD wrote a commentary titled “Should It Be Harder to Get Abortions for Down Syndrome...
  • Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

    07/17/2018 6:51:08 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 July 2018 | Ian Sample
    Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” if it was in the future child’s interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society. The report does not call for a change in UK law to permit genetically...
  • NO WAY JOSÉ--Meet Mexico’s master-race theorist.

    05/29/2018 5:57:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 29, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    With at least 11 million false-documented illegals in the United States – the real number is doubtless twice that – it’s clear that Mexican nationals feel entitled to defy U.S. immigration law. At the same time, the Pueblo Sin Fronteras crowd, denounces the United States as exploitive and slams the American founders as a pack of white supremacists. That calls for a look at José Vasconcelos (1882-1959), a major figure in Mexican history and influential to this day.  Vasconcelos served as rector of the National University of Mexico, and president Alvaro Obregon appointed him as minister of public education...
  • Carrie Buck and the old eugenics, Alfie Evans and the new eugenics

    05/03/2018 11:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | May 2, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    About once a week my search for “Today in History” turns up a reminder, positive or negative, of something that pro-lifers should carefully ponder. Ninety one years ago today, in Buck v. Bell, the United States Supreme Court upheld a Virginia law that allowed the forced sterilization of people to promote the “health of the patient and the welfare of society.” Specifically, the 8-1 decision, written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes permitted an innocent woman by the name of Carrie Buck to be involuntarily sterilized. Carrie Buck’s “crime”? She was supposedly “feeble-minded.” As Social Darwinist Justice Holmes pronounced, in one...
  • Nurse Publishes Scan of Alfie Evans’ Brain, Says Baby ‘Deserves’ to Die

    04/22/2018 7:06:06 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/20/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LIVERPOOL, England, April 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A nurse who worked at Alder Hey children’s hospital until this month has published on social media what he says is a scan of Alfie Evans’ brain along with the message that the baby “deserves” to die. “Up, Alfie’s brain. Down, same age healthy boy,” the nurse wrote about the brain scans of two children that he posted to Facebook this week. “Sad reality, but IT’S THE REALITY. He deserves to go, he has had enough,” states the message from the nurse who described himself online as a “PICU Staff Nurse at Alder...
  • Honoring MLK while advocating abortion?

    04/10/2018 7:42:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/9/2018 | Mychal Massie
    Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist. The work she promoted and advocated was at its core nothing more than the channeling of her contempt for the poor and uneducated, and specifically, her hatred for blacks, who she argued comprised both poverty and illiteracy. The legacy of her efforts has resulted in the murder of blacks on a level that makes the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) envious. April 4 marked 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We have all watched the disgusting phoniness of those who pretend to care about the loss of the great American...
  • Washington Post Editor Advocates Eugenics Claiming It's Her Right to Kill Babies With Down Syndrome

    03/10/2018 1:27:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Washington Post deputy editorial page editor, Ruth Marcus, penned an op-ed yesterday defending the “right” to selectively kill babies inside the mother’s womb who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The piece is filled superfluous nonsense that matters neither here, nor there in the main point of her argument. Marcus is not defending killing babies due to perceived disabilities, but rather asserting her belief that a woman should be able to kill the baby inside her womb at anytime and for whatever reason, without question. “There is a new push in antiabortion circles to pass state laws aimed at barring women...
  • I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndome. Women need that right.

    03/10/2018 9:04:53 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | March 10, 2018 | Ruth Marcus
    There is a new push in antiabortion circles to pass state laws aimed at barring women from terminating their pregnancies after the fetus has been determined to have Down syndrome. These laws are unconstitutional, unenforceable — and wrong. This is a difficult subject to discuss because there are so many parents who have — and cherish — a child with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome live happy and fulfilled lives. The new Gerber baby with Down syndrome is awfully cute. I have had two children; I was old enough, when I became pregnant, that it made sense to...
  • Planned Parenthood Acknowledges Its ‘Racist Roots’ and Eugenics of Founder Margaret Sanger

    03/01/2018 8:23:56 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/1/2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an unusual display of self-criticism, a Planned Parenthood student group at the University of Florida hosted an event Wednesday to discuss the racist roots of the organization as well as the eugenics of founder Margaret Sanger. “Come join Planned Parenthood Generation Action for a panel discussion on the racist roots of Planned Parenthood during Black History Month,” read the Facebook announcement of the event bearing the title “Decolonizing Sexual Health.” “Our subject is addressing the racist roots of the birth control movement, specifically pertaining to the influence of eugenics,” the post continues. “Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, is a...
  • Planned Parenthood Attorney: Women Have an “Absolute Right” to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome

    02/16/2018 5:03:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A woman’s reason for aborting her unborn baby should not matter, even if she does not want a child with Down syndrome, an attorney for Planned Parenthood told a federal court Thursday. Abortion is a woman’s “absolute right,” ACLU attorney Ken Falk argued in front of a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Indiana Lawyer reports. On Thursday, the appeals court heard Planned Parenthood and the ACLU’s challenge of an Indiana state law that prohibits abortions based solely on an unborn baby’s sex, race or disability such as Down syndrome. The state and Planned Parenthood have been...
  • University Professor Promotes Killing Disabled Babies: “Time to Support Eugenic Abortion”

    01/04/2018 2:21:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 4, 2018 | Amanda Lord
    David Perry, a “senior academic adviser” at University of Minnesota, and a former professor at Dominican University, recently wrote a piece for The Nation, where he champions abortion for babies diagnosed with Down syndrome or other possible mental or physical disabilities. In a piece titled, “Republicans Are Using Fear of Eugenics to Attack Reproductive Rights”, Perry argues that recent attempts to prohibit Down syndrome abortions, such as a recently signed and passed piece of legislation in Ohio, is not really about protecting vulnerable human beings, but about controlling women’s bodies. In fact, Perry attacks Republicans for using language about eugenics...