Posts Tagged ‘eugenics’

Historical attitude to “Undesirables” in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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A new documentary from Frank Films shines the light on the history of the way in which people with disabilities have been treated in New Zealand. The filmmakers interview some of the people who spent much of their young lives in psychopaedic institutions in New Zealand. These were situated at Templeton, Braemar, near Nelson, Kimberley, near Levin, Read more

Aborting sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Aborting sick and disabled children reflects a Nazi eugenics mentality, says Pope Francis. Speaking to members of the Forum of Family Associations on Saturday, Francis decried the “fashion” for prenatal testing of an unborn child’s health with a view to aborting those that are sick or disabled. He told the Forum this practice is “the Read more

Eugenic mindset, killing disabled people is wrong says Pope Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A eugenic tendency to suppress the “unborn with some imperfection” is the product of a “narcissistic and utilitarian vision,” says Pope Francis. Speaking to an international conference entitled “Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities: A Necessary Engagement in the Daily Pastoral Life of the Church” last Saturday, Francis said he is concerned that a mentality of Read more

Down Syndrome woman’s passionate UN speech Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

A woman with Down Syndrome and autism received a five minute standing ovation after her passionate right to life speech  to the Human Rights Committee at the United Nations (U.N). Charlotte (Charlie) Helene Fien, who is 21, wrote her speech after watching a television documentary called ‘A world without Down Syndrome’. The documentary discussed a Read more

International Criminal Court examining eugenics in NZ Comments 0

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Life itself is a basic human right that is deserving of all humanity. But sadly in our country eugenics is denying that right to a group of individuals based on their genetic difference. Mr Mike Sullivan, spokesperson for Saving Downs says “The situation is so serious here that the International Criminal Court is now carrying Read more

Nazi eugenics arguments still in use Comments 0

Friday, May 11th, 2012
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Italian historian Lucetta Scaraffia, writing in the L’Osservatore Romano, claims that the same arguments that were once used by the Nazis to promote their eugenics program of mass extermination are now being used  by proponents of euthanasia and abortion of the chronically ill unborn. Scaraffia’s article comes in the wake of the Italian translation of Read more