Birth of the abortion industrial complex: the “Race Betterment” club
Birth of the Abortion Industrial Complex (Complete Series)
The Race Betterment Club | Mary Stopes | Eugenics is evolving
socialism and mass sterilization in India | An empire based on sex
Marie Stopes International | The Future of Abortion Inc.
Summary: “Love your neighbor by killing him” could be the commandment of the god of the abortion industry. Armed with billions of dollars from tax-exempt foundations and nonprofits, pro-abortion activists are working 365 days a year to codify federal funding for abortion and to reduce restrictions on abortion. We expose one such network, rooted in the population control movement of the 1950s, that brings it all together.
There is a straight line from the heyday of social Darwinism in the 19th century to the eugenics movement of the 1930s, through the death of the Third Reich. It ends with population control, forced sterilization, sexual revolution and mass abortion. A century ago, Western elites called it “cutting edge science.” Today they call it “philanthropy”.
Most Americans believe that our society learned its lessons by trying to breed the perfect human, what German race thinkers called the “Übermensch.” Many also believe that later attempts to stop population growth, especially by poor Indians, Asians and Africans, are a mistake we left behind.
But these global social engineering efforts never really died; they mutated. Today we live with the poisonous fruit of more than a century of murderous pursuit of utopia by so-called progressives. Call it the abortion industrial complex: an industry that spends billions of dollars each year trying to snuff out as much life as possible. This article exposes the dark origins of this industry by tracing the history of a pro-abortion network, which uses profits from the sale of sex toys to end the lives of unborn Africans.
The Race Improvement Club
Eugenics (in Greek, “well-born”, “good stock” or “beautiful offspring”) was a popular pseudoscience of the late 19th to mid-20th centuries derived from the theories of Darwinism and natural selection, but applied to humans. Francis Galton, cousin and close friend of Charles Darwin, coined the term. He viewed eugenics as “the study of agents under social control who can improve or repair the racial qualities of future generations, whether physically or mentally”.
Like improving the quality of wheat, flowers, or horses through careful and intentional mating, Galton and his fellow eugenicists believed they could breed undesirable traits in people: hereditary diseases, low intelligence, even ugliness.
Today, this idea seems absurd and repugnant. But far from being a fringe movement, eugenics was hugely popular in its heyday – at least among the elites – and generously funded. In 1906, the inventor of Corn Flakes, John Harvey Kellogg (now the left wing WK Kellogg Foundation was founded by his brother) funded the establishment of the Race Betterment Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, to ensure that only people with the racial pedigree had children. In 1917 the Rockefeller Family and the Carnegie Institution of Washington (now the Carnegie Institute for Science) built the Eugenics Registry Office at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island to support the heredity research of Charles Davenport, a brilliant early biologist, statistician and geneticist, who founded the International Federation of Eugenics Organizations in 1925.
Eugenics also flourished alongside genuine scientific inquiry into heredity. Davenport laid the important foundation for the discovery by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953 of the double helix structure of DNA, research which was conducted at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Watson himself has defended eugenics theory while criticizing eugenics policies like forced sterilization and, in the Third Reich, murder. He also pointed out that the goal of eugenicists to create a genetically perfect society is elusive:
The problem is that we are not genetically equal. . . . So what to do with the incompetents? You can give them charity, you can try to cure their diseases. . . or Hitler’s solution was simply to kill them. But of course that wouldn’t have created the perfect race because a new unfit would have been created. So it’s a constant problem that we have to deal with.
“I think the main lesson here is that the state shouldn’t be making genetic decisions,” he said. said. Yet Watson’s point perfectly illustrates why eugenics – whose advocates included some conservatives, such as Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill – was championed by socialists, militant atheists and the progressive movement of the 20th century: the theory fit with their belief in the power of social engineering. to re-equip entire nations. For these optimistic early adopters, there was simply no limit to science’s ability to transform humanity and rid it of hunger, disease, poverty, war and all other social ills. Curbing unwanted population growth through sterilization was an act of mercy.
The Supreme Court agreed in the 1927 case Buck versus Bell, with Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. – a progressive and secular hero – giving his opinion on Virginia’s forced sterilization law that just as “the public welfare may appeal to the best citizens for their lives” in civil service, the state is also free to curb reproduction” in order to prevent us from being overwhelmed with incompetence.
It is better for everyone if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or starve them to death for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are obviously unfit from continuing their kind. . . . Three generations of fools is enough [emphasis].
These advocates coined the phrase “race improvement” to describe their work or, as Marguerite Sanger and early birth control advocates called it “family planning” – a term used today by abortion activists who are largely unaware of its origins. Sanger herself believed as the “eugenics movement and the birth control movement.” . . should be and are the right and left hand of one body,” referring to the American Birth Control League, the immediate predecessor of Planned parenthood. By “birth control,” Sanger meant much more than contraception; it was a socialist liberation ideology in which a nation used eugenics policies to turn itself into a utopia.
Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists carried these ideas to their natural conclusion. Among the first laws passed by Hitler’s government in 1933 was the Act for the Prevention of Hereditarily Ill Offspring, modeled after model legislation drafted by American Eugenics Society president Harry H. Laughlin. The law established genetic health courts consisting of a judge and a doctor with the power to forcibly sterilize people with “deficiencies”, including alcoholism. In 1945, more than 400,000 people were sterilized by these courts.
Far from disturbing British and American eugenicists, the German law sparked campaigns for sterilization measures in their own country. “Sterilization should not be viewed as punishment,” the American Birth Control League said in a press release signed by Sanger. He even suggested that pensions be paid to “all the paupers, the morons, the weak-minded, the mentally and morally defective, who will submit to sterilization”, which they said was a much better solution than “pass[ing] pay them a stipend while they increase their numbers tenfold.
In the next episode, Marie Stopes was the face of British family planning and eugenics.