How did America become a place where those with Down syndrome and spina bifida are aborted in huge numbers? How can it tolerate aborting a child just because it is a girl or killing a twin in the womb so that only one child is born alive? Why are Americans being reduced to numbers and Quality Adjusted Life Years, poised to ration care if you are too old or infirm? How did death become an acceptable solution to our problems?
[NOTE: This ebook is adapted from a document originally laid out in magazine format. While still highly informative, the graphic cues that helped make or emphasize points were necessarily omitted in order to release it digitally.]
America has embraced the culture of death, but it didn't happen overnight and it wasn't by accident. Though often framed as matters of 'choice,' the truth is that people like John Holdren, Paul Ehrlich, Margaret Sanger, and Frederick Osborn (to name a few) cared, or care, little about civil liberties and freedoms. Coming off the heels of the atrocities of the Nazis, they saw that they could not openly pursue the same methods, so instead they sought to convince people to unconsciously do to themselves what these social engineers wanted them to do. This, they call 'voluntary.' But each was prepared, in a pinch, to dismiss with 'choice' and 'voluntary,' proving that they did not, and do not, actually believe in those things. That's just how they sell it to the masses--with effect.
Anthony Horvath and his wife were given the 'choice' to abort their child, diagnosed with spina bifida. He later learned that as much as 90% of all people offered this 'choice' do in fact terminate their child. Disturbed by this, he set out to find out why this was the case. Through his research, he has learned that this trend originated many years ago, long before any of us were born. It stretches back to Malthus, and includes Darwin, and was pursued with vigor by American progressives and liberals all the way up until the Nazis made it unfashionable. But they did not give up their principles: they only re-formulated them to be more palatable.
The field of genetic counseling in particular is an area where the eugenicists of old have continued to try to weed out the inferior among us, but this is not by any means the only place they are at work--financed by you, the American taxpayer.
In this volume, Horvath has documented the history of this effort and demonstrated how the ideologies of the 1800s were intentionally expressed in various population control measures throughout the 1900s. These include commonly known examples such as the eugenics policies of the Nazis but also less known ones such as the fact that taxpayer dollars continue to fund efforts to eliminate the 'unfit' from society.
Designed to be concise, this book is really meant to be a wake-up call. Further readings are provided for those who decide that their days of being duped by fine sounding platitudes about 'choice' and 'family planning' are over.
“Mr. Horvath has connected the dots to reveal the dangerous trajectory that our recent history has thrust upon the rising generation of Americans. A culture of death looms over us, sponsored by leaders in science, academia, and government who devalue human life to the point of treating some people as instruments for the advancement of other people’s vision of progress. Human rights, national prosperity, and constitutional liberties all hang in the balance. This study is a must-read for any policymaker who still has the Jeffersonian courage to defend the inalienable right to life.”
Ryan C. MacPherson, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. of History, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota
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