Supreme Court Acknowledges Abortion's Eugenics Roots: Roe Had a 'Demographic Effect'

 By Michael Foust - Posted at Christian Headlines:

The same Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade also acknowledged the history of the eugenics movement that used abortion to target minority communities.

Justice Samuel Alito’s majority decision made the acknowledgment in a section that discussed the impetus behind laws prohibiting abortion during the 19th and 20th centuries. “There is ample evidence,” he wrote, “that the passage of these laws was … spurred by a sincere belief that abortion kills a human being.”

In a footnote, Alito then cited a friend-of-the-court brief that he said referenced the eugenics-driven motives of “proponents of liberal access to abortion” during the 20th century.


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