LFC Comments: Definition of Eugenics: “The study of how to arrange reproduction within a human population to increase the occurrence of heritable characteristics regarded as desirable.
Wikipedia: “Developed largely by Sir Francis Galton as a method of improving the human race, eugenics was increasingly discredited as unscientific and racially biased during the 20th century, especially after the adoption of its doctrines by the Nazis in order to justify their treatment of Jews, disabled people, and other minority groups.”
“[2/15/1822 – 1/17/1911] Eugenicist known for his pioneering studies of human intelligence. He was knighted in 1909.
“It’s A Matter Of Life…”
Written by: “Anonymous One”
Increasingly, we read reports on the mass abortion of children who are determined to have Down syndrome through prenatal testing. Countries like Iceland, for example, have all but eliminated such babies from being born. In Denmark, which aggressively tests expectant mothers, some 95 percent of the babies testing positive for Down are aborted.
Horrified, people used to associate eugenics with the Nazis and other totalitarian regimes. Indeed, once human life is found to be disposable in some circumstances, the policy is easily expanded to other “unwanted” humans—whether physically disabled or those holding unapproved opinions.
Prenatal testing is changing who gets born and who doesn’t. This is the scourge of eugenics. It is back. It has gone mainstream. And is just the beginning.
Saint Augustine says that there can only be two basic loves: The love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God. This latter love is the sad state of today’s postmodern society.
Framing the murder of babies with Down Syndromes as a “choice” simply because of who God created them to be is a disturbing commentary on the depths of moral depravity to which our increasingly Godless culture has fallen. We may not have lost our minds…but, how about our souls?