This is the title of a chapter I wrote for the New Answers Book 3 that is now available for purchase online and in the museum bookstore. I tell people that it was literally one of the most difficult book chapters I have ever had to write. The research for the chapter required a lot of reading about the horrific philosophy and practices of the eugenics (meaning good in birth) movement and Planned Parenthood. What I found probably most disturbing is that eugenic practices are still alive and well even today through such organizations as Planned Parenthood.
For the sake of length, I had to summarize much of my research, but I included extensive footnotes. The footnotes include many quotes from people involved in the eugenics movement and Planned Parenthood so that I could not be accused of taking any of their ideas out of context. I encourage you to read them as they give much deeper insight into the anti-God, anti-biblical philosophies behind eugenics. I have included a few excerpts from the chapter below.
The ultimate goal of eugenics was to create a superior race of humans. Many adherents believed in evolution by natural selection, but that natural selection was moving too slowly in favoring the best and eliminating the worst. They also believed that charity in the form of taking care of the poor and sick was prohibiting natural selection from working properly and thus the need to intervene with artificial selection.
Unfortunately, the eugenics movement in the United States heavily influenced Hitler and his scientists and, in return, many eugenicists and eugenic publications supported the horrifying practices of Hitler’s Nazi regime. Negative eugenic practices [forced sterilizations, immigration restriction, marriage restriction laws] were even sanctioned by the American government.
The solution proposed by his [Thomas Malthus] followers, like [Margaret] Sanger [founder of Planned Parenthood], was to decrease and eliminate the “inferior” population through birth control (including sterilization and abortion). Sanger stated, “The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, stated in 2003, “If you are really stupid, I would call that a disease. The lower 10 percent who really have difficulty, even in elementary school, what’s the cause of it? A lot of people would like to say, ‘Well, poverty, things like that,’ It probably isn’t. So I’d like to get rid of that, to help lower the 10 percent.”
Life is precious—no matter how short or how impaired that life may be. Contrary to the ideas supported by eugenics and Planned Parenthood, all human life has value because it comes from the Life Giver.We are currently in the process of taping The New Answers 3 DVD, and this will be one of the featured questions that I will answer.
For those wondering about my cochlear implant, things are going well. I am still in the healing process but everyday there is improvement. Next Monday (April 19) the implant will be activated and the world will be a lot louder place! I will keep you updated here and on my Facebook page (facebook.com/georgiapurdom).