From the Front Lines of the War on the Weak

From the Front Lines of the War on the Weak July 1, 2014

California forcibly and illegally sterilizes a bunch of women.

Margaret Sanger’s term for such women was “human weeds”. Our culture will come up with a nicer term like “reproductively challenged”. But the bottom line is that our Ruling Class has no problem with mutilating and sterilizing the poor and an awful lot of Americans will see this as nothing more than common sense and good government.

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  • James H, London

    Just too apt that the bugger has a German surname. So, who actually won the war after all?

    • Marthe Lépine

      While I was reading this,I had been wondering if the Nazi’s request for information had been met; that would be an interesting twist, that US citizens had contributed to the Nazi’s efforts to “purify” their race. On the other hand, in a translation I did several years ago for a pro-life organization, I learned that Margaret Sanger had expressed admiration for the Nazi’s “forward thinking” on these matters. Of course, some of these ideas are being applied as we write, since many people now accept that pregnancies that could lead to handicapped babies, particularly Down syndrome, should be aborted and that it is almost common practice to do so.

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    Children cause poverty, don’t you know? At least, I was informed of that a few times yesterday. They’re just trying to save these women from the poverty enforced on them by Catholic teaching!

    • Francisco J Castellanos

      California has an “illustrious” history of forced sterilization, particularly against minority groups.

      And to put it all in a historical perspective, a 1951 quote from Margaret Sanger:
      “But there is an important minority of our population, and of every country’s population, who for reasons which they are valid in society or for the individual need a more decisive limitation of their child-bearing. These are by no means always the mentally and physically inadequate.”

      • Rebecca Fuentes

        Yes, I’ve read about it’s history before. In fact, I have a book on care of the household and children from 1915. It was a gift from my great-grandmother to my grandmother, who passed it on to me (for the sake of interest, not as a recommendation that I should follow it). It has a whole chapter on eugenics and who should not reproduce (hairy, swarthy “more primitive” men were on the list).
        In discussing the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday, I was told by a few different people that the reason poor people are poor is because they have too many children and it is the Catholic Church’s fault because of our teaching on contraception. It is also our fault that unaccompanied children are coming illegally over the border. Because we don’t allow contraception.

  • MarylandBill

    Because you know prison inmates are so likely to get pregnant. Unless of course they are being taken advantage of by the guards…. which maybe this is to help cover?