Parts of the past were truly horrible places. Parts of the future could also be pretty nasty if some extreme politicians standing for office in this country get their way. I had hoped that no one would even think that enforced abortion for foetuses with disabilities to prevent them "being a burden on the state and families" was a possibility these days - apparently not. Even UKIP has had to disown Geoffry Cllark in Kent for his "abhorrent" views.
These views have been put before - in Germany, by a party led by a Mr. A. Hitler, some time ago. The phrases used then were 'useless eaters' and 'life unfit for life'. The T4 programme sent many people with a learning disability to their deaths following a law passed on 14th July 1933 enforcing compulsory sterilization, even before the mass exterminations of Jews and Roma. Modern Germans would not consider this - we shouldn't either.
This should not even be up for discussion. I don't advocate press censorship - simply humanity. And I'll give it no more space than this.