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Glenn responds to advocates of aborting Down syndrome babies: ‘No better than Nazi Germans’

In an opinion editorial for The Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus wrote that all women should have the right to abort a baby with Down syndrome or any “child whose intellectual capacity will be impaired, whose life choices will be limited, whose health may be compromised … this means limited capacity for independent living and financial security; Down syndrome is life-altering for the entire family.”

A mother of two,  Marcus argued that if she had found out during either one of her pregnancies that her unborn child had Down syndrome, she would have terminated the pregnancy, “without hesitation … tragic as it would have felt and ghastly as a second-trimester abortion would have been … I’m going to be blunt here: That was not the child I wanted. That was not the choice I would have made. You can call me selfish, or worse, but I am in good company.”

On today’s show, Glenn compared Marcus’ argument that a “genetic anomaly or defect justifies an abortion,” to Hitler’s kinder-euthanasia campaign in Nazi Germany.

“When we look at the Nazi regime, we like to comfort ourselves with the idea that it couldn’t happen here,” said Glenn. “But it’s happening here right now, and the op-ed by Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post is a reminder that we are not better than the Germans, but we better get there quickly.”

Glenn wasn’t the only one with an impassioned response:

What was the Kinder-Euthanasia or T-4 Program?

In 1939, Nazi Germany launched a massive campaign to eliminate what they termed, “life unworthy of life.” Hitler began an euthanasia program called T-4, which systematically rid the country of anyone who was mentally or physically ‘imperfect.’

The campaign first targeted “undesirable” babies, namely those with Down syndrome, mental disabilities, or physical deformities. But the list of undesirables quickly grew to include orphans, the elderly, adults in mental institutions, the deaf, epileptics, and eventually all children under 16.

When the people of Nazi Germany discovered what was being done to these children, there was a public outcry for the killing to stop. As a result, Hitler publicly ordered an end to the T-4 program but Nazi leaders continued in secret until the end of the war.

Watch the video clip above to hear Glenn fill in the details of Nazi Germany’s Kinder-Euthanasia campaign.

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day:

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

To hear more from this conversation click here.

Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

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Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.