eugenic eugenic  /ju ˈdʒɛ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced

Usage(s):

  1. The Eugenics Research Association was founded in 1913.
  2. In Huxley's day eugenics happened only by government mandate; now it will take government mandate--a ban on genetic tinkering--to prevent it.
  3. She also adopted the mainstream eugenics language of the day, partly as a tactic, since many eugenicists opposed birth control on the grounds that the educated would use it more.

News

  1. Disability Rights Activists Targeting Of DNA Medical Screening Understandable But Misguided

    A recent article in the Denver Post decrying “the rise of a new eugenics” is provocative and heartfelt but misguided. It could, if its advice is followed, result in the curtailment of genetic screens that prevent many crippling diseases, reports the Genetic Literacy Project.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. California inmate sterilizations report recalls a dark history

    Almost 150 female California inmates were sterilized between 2006 and 2010, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The report recalls a dark history of eugenic thought in the US.  
    on July 9, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  • "The progress of eugenic abortion into the heart of our society is a classic example of 'mission creep,'" Johnson said. "In the 1960s, we were told that legal abortion would be a rare tragic act in cases of exceptional hardship. In the '70s...
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Lyndon Johnson Source: Eat the State

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