eugenics

That Unrepentant Bigotry

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have a piece out in the Human Life Review decrying the “unrepentant bigotry” that allows people with profound disabilities to be denegrated as “skin bags” (as one example), or if profoundly cognitively disabled, as mere flora. From “That Unrepentant Bigotry”(citations omitted): “Stop the hate!” […]

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Reproductive Coercion and the New Eugenics

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Bioedge published a good article this week discussing the claim by some bioethicists that parents be required to use pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to eradicate unwanted heritable conditions. From “Parents Have a Duty to Use IVF, Say Bioethicists:” Janet Malek, of East Carolina University, and Judith […]

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Still Paying the Price for Eugenics’ Evil

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The NYT ran a front page story about the price still being paid for eugenic sterilizations, that in North Carolina’s case, extended into the 1970s! Making NC’s program even more frightening was that social workers were empowered to make the decision as to who should […]

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Austrian Law Banning Egg and Sperm Donation In a Single IVF Procedure Upheld

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The European Union’s right to “family life” is being used for potentially pernicious purposes. For example, as we discussed several months ago, the European Court of Human Rights (UCHR) has taken a case that will decide whether the right includes to make a family member […]

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Transhumanism’s Mission to Create Ubermenchen Children is Coercive

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Reason magazine’s science writer, Ron Bailey, has long been in the thrall of transhumanism. (We debated once at CUNY). He has swallowed the immortality project without even chewing and has baptized himself in the scientism neo-faith that The Singularity will usher in a new era […]

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The Joy of Parenting Children with Down Syndrome

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Prenatal genetic testing has turned into a search and destroy eugenic abortion mission that targets fetuses with Down syndrome, dwarfism, and other genetic conditions. Indeed, we know that about 90% of such nascent humans become medical waste instead of being born. Evidence showed that “genetic […]

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VP Biden Okay with China Tyrannical One Child Policy

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC China’s infamous one child policy has resulted in female infanticide, forced abortion, sex selection abortion, forced sterilization, and eugenics — resulting in a terrible and potentially destabilizing imbalance between males and females. But that tyranny is apparently A-OK with our intrepid vice president. From his […]

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Will European Court Declare That Right to “Family Life” Include the Right to Mercy Kill?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have been noticing that the so-called right to family life has become the justification for a multitudes of problems in Europe — such as not jailing felons as a human right matter due to impact on family and not deporting foreign terrorists living in […]

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How Should Reproductive Genetic Technologies be Debated in the Public Square?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have a review in the current First Things journal of Contested Reproduction, by John H Evans. The book is aimed at Christians and seeks to help them find “common discourses” with which they can debate RGTs in the public square. I am all for […]

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The New Eugenics: Selecting for Intelligence — Or, What’s Love Got to do With It, Julian Savulescu?

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Eugenics is both profoundly wrong and extremely dangerous in that it divides human beings into better and worse categories, which leads to great evil; oppression, exploitation, and killing. We saw that with the first eugenics, invented by the English statistician Francis Galton, who posited a […]

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Open Advocacy for Killing Children with Disabilities

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC A public row in the UK has raised the fearful meme that we should be allowed to kill children with disabilities who are suffering. From the story: Television pundit Virginia Ironside prompted outrage yesterday after saying she would suffocate a child to end its suffering. […]

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Driven Nuts by “Suffering:” Professor Urges Animal Eugenics Aimed at Eradicating Predators

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC The problem of suffering and what do to about it has occupied philosophers and religious thinkers since humans first created civilization. This concern has led to to the creation of great religions, such as Buddhism, and impelled some of us to astonishing acts of empathy […]

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Sense of Entitlement: “Beautiful” Sperm and Eggs for Sale

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC This bit of Entiltement News is not a new phenomenon, but illustrates the eugenics core that lies at the heart of facilitated reproduction. A sperm/egg bank has opened offering gametes of beautiful people for sale. From the story The Beautiful Baby service – which is […]

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Utilitarian Bioethicists Don’t See How Denying Human Exceptionalism Leads to Tyranical Tendencies

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC As a Martin Luther King liberal–for which I am now deemed conservative (which tells you what has happened to modern liberalism)–I am always astounded when bioethics radicals claim the mantle of equality and compassion in their work. Their beliefs promote just the opposite. Here’s an […]

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The Lexicon of Transhumanism Isn’t the Movement’s Problem

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC It’s been awhile since I checked on the latest anti humanism pitched by the transhumanism propagandist, J. Hughes. He has apparently decided that the usual buzz words used to promote the movement–the notion that we should “seize control of human evolution” (as if we have […]

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Libertarian Transhumanism: Treating Future Humanity Like Play Doh

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC I have been watching the libertarian love affair with Utopian transhumanism for some time. It seems odd to me. Libertarians tend to see themselves as hard-headed realists about the motives and hearts of men. But whenever they get a whiff of the futurist opium, many […]

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Consuming Children: Humanity=Artifact

I recently attended a debate between Wesley J. Smith and Gregory Stock. Our CBC staffer, Evan Rosa has a great write up you can read in its entirety here. Evan writes, “The match-up for this event: Wesley Smith, bioethics watchdog and consultant to the CBC, arguing that genetically designing progeny is wrong, and Gregory Stock, […]

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Breast cancer gene-free baby born

Not all scientific and medical progress is ethical. Certainly, not all progress is for the benefit of the human future. This particular story is a case in point. From the story: “The first baby in the UK tested before conception for a genetic form of breast cancer has been born. . . the embryo was […]

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