Essay heading: A Historical Overview Of The Mentally Challenged

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The philosophy of eugenics combined the religious tradition of degenerationism (belief that low-functioning people were sinners) with the sciences of genetics and evolution. This philosophy resulted in all of society's evils being blamed on "bad genes." Mental deficiency, criminality and delinquency, prostitution and alcoholism were all seen as a result of defective genes...
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Sterilization of these "defective people" was an idea proposed to society by those in health care and government, in response to this new philosophy. This idea fitted well with the other factor of the eugenics program; a euthanasia movement advocating the killing of mentally defective babies and children...
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