Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics

[Please note: Ron Weddington, quoted in the column below, is the ex-husband of Sarah Weddington. Together, they argued the case of Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court in 1973.]

Does Ginsburg see eugenic culling as a compelling state interest?

By Jonah Goldberg – Editor at Large, National Review On-Line

Here’s what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine: “Frankly I had thought that at the time [Roe v. Wade] was decided,” Ginsburg told her interviewer, Emily Bazelon, “there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

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