Posted on October 25th, 2012
Mollie Hemingway has been quite right to expose the religious fervor behind the modern eugenics movement by referring to “The Church of Planned Parenthood.” G.K. Chesterton was on to this long ago. In his Eugenics and Other Evils, he fought against the strict dogmatism of the high priests who were the spiritual forbears of today’s Planned Parenthood:
Our priests are not now persecuting, but our doctors are. The imposition of such dogmas constitutes a State Church—in an older and stronger sense than any that can be applied to any supernatural Church to-day. There are still places where the religious minority is forbidden to assemble or to teach in this way or that; and yet more where it is excluded from this or that public post.