Today, the Supreme Court weighed in on a number of issues, basically keeping the status quo. But, the real stunner was a 20-page concurrence written by Justice Clarence Thomas, blasting the eugenics angle that abortion allows.
Talking Points Memo reported:
In his concurrence, Thomas said the court would have to at some point “confront” the type of abortion ban passed by Indiana in 2016 that was struck down by an appellate court last year.
The Indiana law banned abortions in cases where the doctor knows that woman’s sole reason for seeking the procedure was due to the fetus’ race, sex or a disability.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a per curium order (meaning it was not signed by the individual justices) letting the appellate decision stand.
The order said that it expressed “no view on the merits” of Indiana’s ban, while noting that no other appellate court has weighed the question yet. The court, additionally, used a narrow legal argument to justify upholding another aspect of the Indiana law that required abortion providers to cremate or bury fetal remains.
Thomas took the extra step of writing a concurrence to explain his view that bans like the Indiana law “promote a State’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.”
“The use of abortion to achieve eugenic goals is not merely hypothetical,” Thomas said. His concurrence went through many of the favorite talking points of the anti-abortion movement in this regard, pointing to the abortion rights advocates of the 20th century who “endorsed the use of abortion for eugenic reasons.”
Notably, Thomas at times also implied that he viewed birth control as similarly tied to eugenics.
“This case highlights the fact that abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation,” he wrote. “From the beginning, birth control and abortion were promoted as means of effectuating eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was particularly open about the fact that birth control could be used for eugenic purposes.”
Thomas then stated that “a growing body of evidence suggests that eugenic goals are already being realized through abortion.”
He pointed specifically to the relatively higher abortion rates among African American communities.
“Whatever the reasons for these disparities, they suggest that, insofar as abortion is viewed as a method of ‘family planning,’ black people do indeed ‘tak[e] the brunt of the “planning,”‘” he wrote.
Exactly. And given the racist nature of Sanger, the deaths of countless black babies would certainly please her.
The move has sent shock waves through the liberal community, many of whom consider abortion a normal act. Recently, a number of states have passed fetal heartbeat laws that forbid the ‘procedure’ once the child’s heartbeat can be detected.
Liberal groups are fighting such restrictions with an unholy fervency that is hard to comprehend. They claim that the ‘life of the mother’ is more important, but the numbers show that abortions performed because a pregnancy risks the health of the woman are extremely rare.
What Thomas has said it true. The nation is on a collision course concerning the rights of the unborn. And, voters knew that when Donald Trump prevailed in 2016.