Thursday, July 09, 2009

Justice Ginsburg on Thinning the Population of Undesirables

In an upcoming interview with The New York Times Magazine, sitting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will opine -- unwisely, I think -- on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor and has an odd thing to say about the need for more abortions.
Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong.
What kind of populations don't we want to have too many of, Justice Ginsberg?

Eugenicists, abortionists, and liberal jurists: Fellow travelers on the rocky road to hell.

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