We know about Margaret Sanger’s racist legacy. But a feminist writer named Taslima Nasreen has decided to try to fall in her footsteps. She wrote:
Men and women who have bad genes with genetic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc should not produce children. They have no right to make others suffer.
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) June 18, 2019
This might be the most racist argument in favor of abortion, ever. Many of these diseases disproportionately affect African-Americans, so this feminist writer is basically saying that African-Americans shouldn’t reproduce, much like Margaret Sanger wanted.
Even if she didn’t know that fact, and as a pro-abortion feminist, facts are probably hard for her to grasp, her argument is, at its core, eugenics. She is saying that someone who might have diabetes or cancer or hypertension should not reproduce and should not make others “suffer.”
She echoes the argument that Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus made, talking about how she wished she had aborted her a baby with Down syndrome. Writing in response, Kristan Hawkins sharply criticized this disgusting ideology.
“As a mother of two children with cystic fibrosis, I know firsthand the pain of listening to hopeless predictions about my children’s future. My husband and I have had to endure the criticisms of those who said that my children should not have been born. But a death wish does not represent compassionate public policy or a humane response to news that a child’s abilities of life expectancy may be different from his or her siblings. Ruth Marcus’ column that advocates for ending the lives of people whom she perceives as less worthy is the kind of thinking that permeates the eugenics movement, which advocates for the deaths of all who are considered less than others.
Our lives do not have value based on someone else’s comfort level. Human life is worthy of protection and valued first and foremost by the one experiencing it, not by a detached observer. Its value is intrinsic, not up for a vote.”
this is straight up eugenics and racism. African-Americans disproportionately have high rates of hypertension, so you're saying that they shouldn't reproduce. Margaret Sanger would be proud of you. https://t.co/AtCwWDr4Sk
— Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) June 18, 2019
But eugenics fits right in with the abortion lobby’s goal–under the guise of helping those in poverty or ‘healthcare’, they seek to eliminate all sufferers, instead of eliminating the suffering. Kristan showed the problems with this logic at a recent speaking event at Miami University.