Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Says Abortion of ‘Marginal Children’ is a ‘Social Good’
The abortion industry has racism embedded into its very DNA, thanks in large part to the racist and eugenicist beliefs of Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. She didn’t want to let “undesirables” breed — and neither does Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.
Embattled MIT professor Jonathan Gruber has not only gotten in trouble for bragging about helping President Obama put one over on the American people with Obamacare, he’s also been uncovered as an abortion advocate—but not a run-of-the-mill advocate of “women’s rights.”
No, Gruber’s abortion advocacy is of a particularly pungent eugenics variety. He’s on record repeatedly making the case from social science that abortion is a “social good” because it reduces the number of “marginal children,” by which he means urban poor—those he says can be counted on to commit crimes if they were ever born.
Gruber co-authored a paper during the Clinton years which argued that legal abortion had saved the U.S. taxpayer upwards of $14 billion in welfare benefits and that it also lowered crime.
Gruber’s work heavily influenced other researchers, including a paper called The Impact of Legalized Abortion by Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago, whose later book Freakonomics and whose ongoing work makes the strongest case that abortion legalizations in the 1970s caused a dramatic drop in crime twenty years later.
… A group called 41 Percent tracks all abortions in New York City, which has an abortion rate at twice the national average, points out that the abortion rate in the largely black borough of The Bronx is an astounding 47%.
These are the types of communities Gruber meant when he referred the “marginal children” who were the most likely to end up on welfare and committing crimes if they were allowed to be born.
What’s really sad is how few people in the black community are offended by this. Abortion is an epidemic among black women, with more babies being aborted than are born in some areas, with liberal abortion fanatics cheering it on, and yet so-called civil rights activists who claim to be fighting for the equality of African-Americans are silent. What will it take to change that?