kgsnccc Wrote:
May 18, 2012 3:13 PM
I read that the current Pope's cousin who had Down's Syndrome was "eliminated" by the Nazi eugenics program--the sad reality is that many elite scientists then and now would have been supportive of the extermination camps had they been limited to people with disabilities. Infanticide in particular became a popular idea and practice in the early U.S. Progressive era--popularized in a silent film by a prominent Chicago surgeon--The Black Stork--read Amazon's synopsis of the book of the same title for more info. When my mother worked in a hospital office in the 60's--she heard a roomful of doctors and nurses brazenly admit to killing severely disabled newborns--the parents never even knew what happened--and only she voiced an objection.