Monday, June 10, 2019

Justice Thomas on the Dynamite That Is Natural Right – American Greatness

Thomas had argued, “this [Indiana] law and other laws like it promote a State’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.” The Indiana law had barred abortion for the purposes of sex and race selection, and for fetal disabilities.

Thomas critics contend he wrongly introduced elements of the now-(justly) maligned eugenics movement into the abortion debate. But recall that Justice Blackmun in Roe v. Wade observed (as Professor David Bernstein reminded me), “population growth, pollution, poverty, and racial overtones tend to complicate and not to simplify the problem.”



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The Indiana law had barred abortion ... for fetal disabilities." What a stupid idea. I suppose women who can afford it will travel to another state for their abortions. So only the poor will be left holding the baby, as it were.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 10, 2019 5:43:47 PM

And while we are on the subject: the notion of a "natural right" is profoundly stupid and entirely pernicious.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 10, 2019 5:45:04 PM