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Modern-Day Eugenics Through Abortion, Neglect & Abandonment

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.

Modern-day eugenics occurs when some human beings are deemed "unfit" to live. This is seen in sex-selective abortions and the neglect or abandonment of baby girls in countries like...


has an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an M.A. in bioethics from Trinity International University. She resides in Dallas and currently works as a freelance science writer and educator.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #46, Fall 2018 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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