In the early days of the American eugenics movement, trying to improve the prospects of future generations was addressed in terms of eliminating the negative (“undesirable” heritable traits) and accentuating the positive (encouraging superior families). Mormonism attracted the interest of turn-of-the-previous-century theorists, for reasons of both theory and practice, with intriguing results. Now theorists are stirring the eugenics

Mary V. Rorty