Rebranding Eugenics

By DEREK P. GILBERT
July 5, 2008

Planned Parenthood is rolling out a new marketing campaign so it can start dealing death in the upscale ‘burbs:

Flush with cash, Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide are aggressively expanding their reach, seeking to woo more affluent patients with a network of suburban clinics and huge new health centers that project a decidedly upscale image.

It’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood enjoys a record profit — excuse me, “surplus” — just as big money is invested into researching eugenics — excuse me, “neuroethics” — at prestigious Oxford University. Professor Julian Savulescu, who was just handed £800,000 (about $1.6 million) to study the new field, has said that parents have a moral obligation to select the best children they could have.

Call it “neuroethics” or “reproductive choice”, it all boils down to a pseudo-scientific and/or moral justification for disposing of the unwanted and defective.

Read more at Derek’s website