When Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a 20 page concurrence to the Indiana abortion law case last week, Adam Cohen’s phone started blowing up. In making an argument linking abortion rights to eugenics, Justice Thomas repeatedly cited Cohen’s book, Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck
Adam Cohen joins Dahlia Lithwick to explore the history of eugenics in the U.S. and to examine Justice Thomas’ motives and logic for bringing the argument into the abortion debate.
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