Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sterilize the Poor?

One Louisiania politician wants to sterilize the poor.
Not only is this a stupid political thing to do, but it is grossly immoral and elitist. It is the same argument for eugenics that Margaret Sanger made when she wanted to get rid of those she deemed unworthy of life.

Margaret Sanger founded planned parenthood.

Archbishop Hughes of New Orleans responded.

“The Catholic Church has consistently taught that direct sterilization is seriously wrong. The recent proposal of Representative LaBruzzo not only would make sterilization our public policy and require tax payers to pay for it, but would also constitute a form of eugenics that the Church and this country have always condemned as an egregious affront to those targeted and blatantly anti-life.”

“Our lawmakers would do better to focus on policies that promote education and achievement to counteract poverty and the bigotry of low expectations,”

1 comment:

John said...

If I'm not mistaken he's in the seat formerly held years ago by David Duke? Talk about one stupid idea!

Entirely elitist and immoral. This guy shouldn't still in office, at least if he doesn't uphold his beliefs. Period.