Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just ripped abortion supporters as little else but supporters of Nazi-like eugenics.
If you are hazy on the word, eugenics is the practice of selective human breeding used to advance a particular race or physical trait and it usually involves the mass abortion and extermination of the “others” that fall outside the ideal characteristics.
Thomas was responding to the abortion issue in court, today, when he issued a damning indictment against abortion supporters.
According to Daily Wire editor Josh Hammer, Thomas went on the attack.
“WOW. Thomas concurrence today: ‘Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement,'” Hammer tweeted.
WOW. Thomas concurrence today: "Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement.” https://t.co/UOK4ejUM8m
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) May 28, 2019
“The use of abortion to achieve eugenic goals is not … hypothetical. The foundations for legalizing abortion in America were laid during the … birth-control movement. … Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger recognized … eugenic potential.”
“Eight decades after Sanger’s ‘Negro Project,’ abortion in the United States is also marked by a considerable racial disparity. The reported nationwide abortion ratio — the number of abortions per 1,000 live births — among black women is nearly 3.5 times the ratio for white women.”
Twitter user Casey Mattox also excerpted a few of Thomas’ words:
“Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation, the Court will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana’s.”
“This case highlights the fact that abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation. From the beginning, birth control and abortion were promoted as means of effectuating eugenics.”
“Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was particularly open about the fact that birth control could be used for eugenic purposes.”
“Having created the constitutional right to an abortion, this Court is dutybound to address its scope. … The Constitution itself is silent on abortion.”
In all, Justice Thomas wrote 20 pages on Margaret Sanger and the eugenics movement as it is reflected in the abortion debate in his response to the Indiana law. (See the full opinion HERE)
Rumors abound that Thomas is considering retirement. It would be a great loss to this country if he does.
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