Abortion and eugenics

Diana Fleischman has written an excellent article for Quillette titled ‘The Moral Panic about Eugenics Poses a Threat to Abortion Rights’. The argument is right there in the title, and you can agree with it regardless of your stance on abortion. In other words, even if – unlike Fleischman – you’re pro-life, you can agree that opposition to eugenics has been used to restrict women’s access to abortion services. In fact, if you’re pro-life, you may consider this to be a good thing.

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