Indiana Eugenics / Indiana Eugenics, Part 5: A New Kind Of Eugenics?
September 25, 2007
Indiana had a long-standing eugenic sterilization law in the 20th century. The "feebleminded" were put away and sterilized so they couldn't have children that would weaken society. These days, a lot ethicists, scientists and sociologists say we are in a new eugenics era. In the final installment of the series, WFYI's Mary Hartnett reports on how in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies may be a new kind of eugenics.