Thursday, November 15, 2018 |
Department: Casualty Report —
Topic: Civilization —
Boys Beating Girls
Modern-Day Eugenics Through
Abortion, Neglect & Abandonment
by Heather Zeiger
Eugenics, from the Greek for "good birth," was a program in the early twentieth century that sought to improve the human race by utilizing marriage laws and forced sterilizations to ensure that only people with admirable traits had children. After Nazi Germany took the concept of eugenics to its logical ends, official eugenics programs fell into disrepute. But forced sterilizations continued in the United States at least until the 1970s, and California was still sterilizing prisoners until the 1990s. . . .
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