Many believe that abortion, euthanasia, withholding medical care, creating designer babies and cloning are leading us on a slippery slope towards eugenics.
The extreme of eugenics happened in Nazi Germany where the "so called" weak and inferior were eliminated. The horror was not limited to the Jews.
"Beginning in 1940, thousands of Germans taken from old age homes, mental institutions and other custodial facilities were systematically gassed. Between 50,000 and 100,000 were eventually killed."
(The above quote was taken from an article about the history of eugenics by Edwin Black. You can read it here on George Mason University’s History News Network. Warning - this article is disturbing.)
Some fear that the new "stimulus" law pushes the United States further down the slippery slope towards eugenics. Betsy McCaughey wrote an excellent article on the stimulus bill that would lead one to believe that their fears are warranted. One quote has chilling overtones.
"The Federal Council [created by the stimulus law] is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis."
(You can read the full article on Bloomberg.com here.)
There is an excellent movie by Ben Stein titled "Expelled" that relates to all this. Click here for information on the movie.
Many Jews, Christians and others have been ringing alarm bells for years about this. Is anyone listening?
Update - The state of Washington joined Oregon by legalizing euthanasia that starts March 5. Read about it here.