Throness compares contraception to eugenics

In an all-candidates debate yesterday, BC Liberal candidate Laurie Throness weighed in on the BC NDP’s plan to provide free contraception.

Throness compared contraception to eugenics:

“And the other thing that I feel about this is that it contains a whiff of the old eugenics thing where, you know, poor people shouldn't have babies. And so we can't force them to have contraception so we'll give it to them for free. And maybe they'll have fewer babies. So there will be fewer poor people in the future. And to me, that contains an odor that I don't like. And so I don't really support what the NDP is doing there.”

Video of the comments is available at 6:23 here.