"A prevention of the faculty and opportunity to procreate on the part of the physically degenerate and mentally sick, over the period of only six hundred years, would not only free humanity from an immeasurable misfortune, but would lead to a recovery which today seems scarcely conceivable."1 This quote was from the evil mind of the man who wanted to create the perfect human being, Adolf Hitler. He killed thousands of innocent men, women and children because they didn't fit the mold that he thought was socially acceptable. Eugenics is the same thing, and many in today's society still view this acceptable. There is a test that you can get while you are pregnant called a amniocentesis. This test is a procedure that they measure a pregnant woman's amniotic fluid to help see if the baby will have a mental disorders or complications. This test is only 50% accurate and can also cause higher results of miscarriages. What happens if you are told your baby has down syndrome? There are many productive members of society that have mental disorders, but it is so common to get this test done and results in an abortion because doctor's pressure future parents. Just as DeWitt said "Eugenics now carried out by abortion!"2
It saddens me to think of all the lives that have been taken to please the few. We don't know who these kids could have grown up to be, what they could have done; they never even had the chance to show what how much they could give to this world.
1 Hitler, Adolf. Mein Kampf (English Edition). Hurst and Blackett Ltd. March 21, 1939.
2 DeWitt, David A. History of Life ePack. 2012. 8