Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Buried in the Welfare Working Group's report [PDF]: a call for eugenics:

The Welfare Working Group recommends that ready access to free long-acting reversible contraception be provided for parents who are receiving welfare.
Free contraception for all would be a good thing; it would enable human choice and give everyone control over their fertility. But that is not what we're talking about here. Instead, we're talking about free contraception for some, given in the hope they will use it. Instead of individuals controlling their own fertility, this is an attempt to impose state control, on the basis of socioeconomic status, along the lines of the creepiest of C19th eugenic theories. But then, did we really expect anything different from a group advised by Peter Saunders?