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How To Eliminate the Poor

A story on WorldNetDaily.com (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 and…well…so 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.

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