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Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis denounced the practice of administering prenatal tests to determine birth defects that often lead to abortions, comparing it to the Nazi-era eugenics program that determined what lives were worth keeping or eliminating.

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Chesterton conference confronts challenge of modern-day eugenics

Chesterton conference confronts challenge of modern-day eugenics

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Chesterton thought the eugenics movement was based on false anthropology — that is, treating human beings as if they were higher-order animals and breeding-cart horses. But he also saw it, of course, as an assault on the poor,” said Basilian Father Ian Boyd, president of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture at Seton Hall in South Orange, N.J. “The people who were passing all this legislation did not mean it should apply to them or to their children. They always legislated as if they were legislating for another species.”

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