Clarence Thomas tried to link abortion to eugenics. Seven historians told The Post he’s wrong.
By Eli Rosenberg
May 30, 2019
In the opinion he wrote on the Supreme Court’s recent decision about two abortion laws, Justice Clarence Thomas reached back into history.
Thomas argued that the door for abortion rights was opened by the eugenics movement — the now-discredited pseudoscience obsessed with the genetic fitness of white Americans that was popular in the early 20th century — to raise alarm about abortion rights now.