How to Eliminate the Poor

October 2006

A story on (May 13) was titled: "Roe Attorney: Use Abortion to 'Eliminate Poor' -- In Unearthed Letter Urged President-Elect Clinton to 'Reform' Country." Ron Weddington, who argued along with his wife, Sarah Weddington, in favor of Roe v. Wade in front of the Supreme Court, said in an unearthed letter to President-elect Bill Clinton: "I don't think you are going to go very far in reforming the country until we have a better educated, healthier, wealthier population.... Start immediately to eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country [through abortion].... There, I've said it. It's what we all know is true, but we only whisper it, because as liberals who believe in individual rights, we view any program which might treat the disadvantaged differently as discriminatory, mean-spirited Republican." But Ron Weddington favors "persuasion rather than coercion." But what if persuasion doesn't work?

According to the story, "Weddington then argued that with 30 million abortions up to that point since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, America is a much better place."

In his postscript, Weddington said: "I was co-counsel in Roe v. Wade, have sired zero children and one fetus, the abortion of which was recently recounted by my ex-wife in her book, A Question of Choice (Grosset/Putnam, 1992). I had a vasectomy in 1969 and have never had one moment of regret." The story notes that "the Weddingtons divorced in 1974." Well, of course.

You have two options:

  1. Online subscription: Subscribe now to New Oxford Review for access to all web content at AND the monthly print edition for as low as $38 per year.
  2. Single article purchase: Purchase this article for $1.95, for viewing and printing for 48 hours.

If you're already a subscriber log-in here.

New Oxford Notes: October 2006

Read our posting policy Add a comment
The news article and subsequent "Notes" commentary concerning Mr. Weddington's letter are all based on the research work of Judicial Watch. Researchers from Judicial Watch spent days poring over the collection at the Clinton Presidential Archives in Little Rock, AR, and produced a Judicial Watch Special Report in April 2006, entitled: "The Clinton RU-486 Files." The full report (including a pdf of the original Weddington letter) can be found at:
Weddington's letter is a breathtaking exegesis on the abortion lobby's culture of death. Chronologically and philosophically it is the foundation document of the Clinton RU-486 files. The Clinton campaign to promote abortion through RU-486 is diabolical -- literally.
Posted by: cjtfarrell
October 02, 2006 03:55 PM EDT
The foundress of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, promoted the concept of contraception as a means to rid society of the poor and other undesirables... and Planned Parenthood still proudly gives out an annual award in her honor! There is no doubt where this organization stands on this issue. Posted by: astriddj
October 04, 2006 05:32 PM EDT
Add a comment