Wednesday, July 15, 2009

She actually said it!

"Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong."

- United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg

Eugenics anyone?


DreamCamelot said...

Ginsburg’s comments reflect the moral tragedy and outrage that is one of the pillars of the modern national Democratic party – abortion on demand. The Democratic Party, Ginsburg, & Obama take this a step further by advocating for government funding of abortion. And yes, Ginsburg provides tacit approval for eugenics – regarding “populations that we don't want to have too many of”. See also

Todd Pruitt said...

Eugenics was of course one of the purposes behind the founding of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger, the founder, was very interested in reducing "populations that we don't want to have too many of."