Watch Chapter 1 of The Eugenics Crusade.
The father of American marriage counseling was a eugenicist who once fervently supported forced sterilization.
With every new advance in prenatal genetic screening, the ability to prevent suffering has also sparked difficult questions. These fears arise, in part, because just 100 years ago, that’s exactly what the eugenics movement tried to do.
In 1910, Charles Davenport opened Eugenics Record Office to collect hereditary information on American families.