Eugenics in America: The Legacy of Sanger and Gates

Posted August 31, 2017 8:27 pm by Mary Pesarchick

Eugenics in America: The Legacy of Sanger and Gates

 

Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1935)
History of Eugenics
The Eugenics Movement was a potent political force in early 20th century America. However, its membership was of a much different ilk compared to Hitler and the jack-booted soldiers of the Third Reich. As Ross Douthat wrote in the New York Times,

[These] American eugenicists …were often political and social liberals — advocates of social reform, partisans of science, critics

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