Defending the Defenseless
An Image of God: The Catholic Struggle with Eugenics by Sharon M. Leon
Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation by Charles C. Camosy
Embryos Under the Microscope: The Diverging Meanings of Life by Jane Maienschein
reviewed by Karl D. Stephan
On May 2, 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Carrie Buck v. John Bell. Carrie Buck was a pregnant teenage girl from Virginia whose pregnancy resulted from being raped by her foster mother's nephew. Her foster parents decided to cover up the crime by committing Carrie to the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, claiming she was feebleminded, epileptic, and promiscuous.
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