Ginsburg on eugenics:

QUESTION: “Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?”

JUSTICE GINSBURG: “Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae—in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Her follow up interview where she supposedly clarified her intentions completely dodges the subject of which populations she feels we have to many of…

“Emily, you know that that line, which you quoted accurately, was vastly misinterpreted,” [Ginsburg] said. “I was surprised that the court went as far as it did in Roe v. Wade, and I did think that with the Medicaid reimbursement cases down the road that perhaps the court was thinking it did want more women to have access to reproductive choice. At the time, there was a concern about too many people inhabiting our planet. There was an organization called Zero Population Growth.” She continued, “In the press, there were articles about the danger of crowding our planet. So there was at the time of Roe v. Wade considerable concern about overpopulation.”

Margaret Sanger nods approvingly.

Does the Triune God of the Bible exist?

As this debate began I felt a little sympathy for Dr. Clark’s statement that Pastor Durbin, followed by Dr. White, had not truly addressed the subject of the debate but his increasingly unhinged and unrelenting illogical presentation eliminated that feeling. By the end Dr. Clark was thoroughly confrontational and completely unreasonable.

Jeff Durbin gave his typical presuppositional presentation with Dr. White doing a good job of backfilling and keeping his side on topic.

Dr. Clark dominated the atheist side with his disconnected ranting. Dan Ellis didn’t get much chance to speak and seemed very uncomfortable with what was going on and unable to directly engage as well.