“Abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas warns colleagues that sooner or later high court must address the issue

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Photo: Steve Petteway/Courtesy of the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday the Supreme Court will not be able to duck the issue of abortion forever and raised concerns about the potential for abortion to “become a tool of eugenic manipulation.”

Thomas’ warning came in a concurring opinion in which he agreed with a decision by the Supreme Court not to review a provision of an Indiana law that bans abortion on the basis of race, sex, or disability. In an unsigned opinion, the high court upheld another provision of the law that mandates the burial or cremation of fetal remains after an abortion.

The measures at the center of the dispute were signed in 2016 by then-Gov. Mike Pence.

Thomas wrote that “further percolation may assist” the court’s review of the abortion restrictions but argued the Indiana law and others like it “promote a state’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.”

“Although the court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever,” Thomas wrote in his 20-page concurring opinion. “Having created the constitutional right to an abortion, this court is dutybound to address its scope.”

The conservative justice focused specifically on Indiana’s prohibition of abortion based on sex, race, or disability and charted the history of the eugenics movement in the United States.

The dispute before the court, he warned, “highlights the fact that abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation.”

“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,” Thomas wrote.

Thomas highlighted comments from Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and its former President Alan Guttmacher and cited a “growing body of evidence” that suggests “eugenic goals are already being realized through abortion.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner.

Comments

  1. Believe him, America. For decades the pro-death movement denied that abortion would EVER lead to infanticide or euthanasia – LIARS! They were not simply wrong, they absolutely LIED about their desire to mandate killing as they see fit. Old and young, sick and disabled, all are at risk and fake assurances from culture of death fanatics are more lies. Justice Thomas is pointing out the obvious. He is telling the truth.

  2. Lou Varini says

    Justice Thomas’ position is right on point, and hearkens back to a U.S. Supreme court opinion written by the late Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who was a proponent of eugenics. Here is the relevant quote from that decision along with the citation”

    “It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.” Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200, 208 (1927)

    • I knew a little boy whose mother had Downs Syndrome, and I think the father did too, but that little boy did not have it nor did he have any other serious medical problems, and some people want to act as if they are God and decide who is worthy of life and who is not.

  3. Iggy Ant says

    Here is the next incentive to prematurely end life and take advantage of the depressed mental state of the person. It is not enough to incite death before birth. Noe we can make it easy for those who have been brain-washed into thinking that life is not worth living:

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/euthanasia-expert-invents-death-pod-with-die-button-that-kills-victims-within-minutes

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