Secular Europe and eugenics

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Hitler's eugenicist war against individuals with Down syndrome has been resurrected by modern neo-Marxist leftists in Secular Europe.

Although Progressive Movement–inspired eugenics officially became discredited in the global outcry of the Holocaust, its legacy was resurrected by neo-Marxists in Secular Europe who gradually replaced Christianity with scientism. In both Nazi Germany[1] and countries in contemporary Europe, Down syndrome is viewed as an abnormal disease in need of "weeding out." According to Healthline, "nearly 100 percent of women in Iceland who receive a positive test for Down syndrome choose to terminate the pregnancy."[2]

In comparison to European countries whose Down syndrome rate is over 90%, in the United States it is at a comparably lower 67%[3] as a result of remaining American conservative Christian values to a significant extent relative to the greater atheistic left-wing influence among the populations of Secular Europe.

Background: Nuremberg prosecutors condemn Nazi-permitted abortions

Although contemporary neo-Marxist leftists insist that Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders were "anti-abortion," the prosecutors at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal recognized otherwise. Human rights activist Rita Joseph writes:[4]

Eastern women workers were induced or forced to undergo abortions. [emphasis added]

Decriminalization of abortion was judged and condemned at Nuremberg as encouraging abortions. The fact that the Nazi authorities had removed abortion from Polish domestic law did not nullify the fact that abortion was still judged "a crime against humanity". This was in accord with the working definition:

'Crimes against humanity: namely, murder, extermination...and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population, before or during the war... whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated.'

—"Human Rights and the Unborn Child," p. 186

Karl Brandt, an officer for the Schutzstaffel (SS) who was Hitler's personal physician and the Nazis' chief medical officer, defended his egregious actions in citing, as a precedent, the United States Supreme Court ruling in Buck v. Bell, authored by Social Darwinist, Progressive justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., which legalized compulsory sterilization.[5] In addition, Brandt "cited Harry Laughlin's 1914 proposal calling for the sterilization of fifteen million Americans." Laughlin, a hardline racist pro-eugenics activist of the Progressive Era, was an associate of Margaret Sanger in the organization Population Association of America[6] who subsequently became a Nazi supporter.

Buck v. Bell was also cited by Nazi defendant Otto Hafmann, who headed the SS Race and Settlement Office, to justify mass sterilization.[7] The 1961 movie Judgment at Nuremberg portrays a Nazi lawyer glowingly praising Justice Holmes as "that great American jurist."

Atheistic United Kingdom and forced abortions

In September 2019, a British woman was ordered by a court to undergo an abortion due to laws permitting abortion until the 24th week of pregnancy if "a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped."[8] However, the woman later gave birth despite eugenicist court rulings.[9]

See also

References

  1. Khazan, Olga (September 3, 2014). Remembering the Nazis' Disabled Victims. The Atlantic. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  2. Wakeman, Jessica (December 6, 2018). The Debate Over Terminating Down Syndrome Pregnancies. Heathline. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  3. Bilger, Micaiah (July 9, 2020). The United States Kills 67% of Babies With Down Syndrome in Abortion. LifeNews. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  4. Joseph, Rita (2009). Human Rights and the Unborn Child, p. 186. Google Books. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  5. Lombardo, Paul A. (November 10, 2008). Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck V. Bell. Google Books. Retrieved June 8, 2023
  6. Hansen, Randall; King, Desmond (August 26, 2013). Sterilized by the State: Eugenics, Race, and the Population Scare in Twentieth-Century North America, p. 190. Google Books. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  7. Cohen, Adam (March 2016). Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, p. 303. Google Books. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  8. September 23, 2021. Court dismisses challenge to U.K. law allowing abortion of a fetus with Down syndrome until birth. Associated Press via CBS News. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  9. October 18, 2019. UK woman who was ordered to have a forced abortion in June has given birth. Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Retrieved June 8, 2023.