vi The Science of Eugenics
In past ages, the law of natural selection has been sufficient to insure the survival of the fittest and the destruction of the unfit. In recent times the combined influence of civilization, science and philanthropy is resulting in the increased preservation of the weak and unfit among the human race.
Eugenics is the awakening of modern science to the fact that unless something is speedily done to increase the production of desirable stock, and to decrease the rapidly increasing production of the weak and defective strains of the human race - that unless some plan is speedily developed to take the place of emotional selection and worldly designs - the sturdier and more stable element of mankind is seriously threatened with early subjugation and ultimate extinction.
The Essential Method of Eugenics is the Ennobling of Marriage
The medical profession has each year proved itself able to save more and more of the weak habits of the slums of our great cities, and now the doctors are turning their attention to the eugenics in an effort to increase the number of strong and desirable babies - to encourage the breeding of normal children, and thus, in measure, to counteract and atone for the harm they have done, and are doing society, in their praiseworthy efforts to save the weak baby - to preserve the defective child.
Protect Those Already Born But Also Protect Those Unborn
Christianity and civilization demand that we feed, clothe and educate the physically crippled, the mentally handicapped, and the morally disinherited child of the slums. Eugenics makes no protest against our philanthropic