On Friday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Program", Glenn brought several families with special needs children to the Texas studios for an inspirational special. Glenn was inspired to do the special after seeing an episode of Dr. Phil where a guest said she wanted euthanize her severely disabled. Glenn was shocked while watching the show because only a handful of the people disagreed with her, and the audience overwhelmingly said she should be able to euthanize her adult children. Glenn was especially horrified by the episode as his eldest daughter has cerebral palsy, and he credits the experience of raising her as changing his view on abortion.
Below, Glenn tells this deeply personal story and introduces a family with several inspirational children:
Later in the show, he spoke with Mariah, Mrs. Texas Wheelchair, a young woman with cerebral palsy whose positive outlook and joy caused Glenn to tearfully say that she was the answer to his prayers to God to show him joy.
Before introducing his guests, Glenn went over a history that many in the progressive movement would like to ignore - the affinity of many elites in the early progressive era for eugenics. While some may never have explicitly used the term, the philosophy of people like playwright George Bernard Shaw, Margaret Sanger, Joe Kennedy, and others sought to manipulate society through abortion, euthanasia, lobotomies, and more.