Totalitarian population experiment – the abortion ban in Romania

A reminder on where flirts with totalitarian ideas can lead. I have lived through this once and have no intention of watching it happen again. The documentary centres around the decree 770 from 1966 in Romania, which reduced women to birth-giving slaves by banning abortion, unless a woman had already given birth to four children (and a few health-related exceptions). This was followed by a total ban of contraceptives and a “celibacy tax”, all in order to raise the Romanian population and thus increase and control its labour force.

Roma and handicapped persons were of course exempt from this rule. And handicapped children exterminated.

The ordeal of tens of thousands of women apart, the “unwanted” generation ultimately contributed to the fall of the regime, despite the international support it enjoyed…

 

Vision? Sure, at any price…

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