The implication that mating between individuals with serious mental illness is the equivalent of “inadvertently causing misery to a future generation” is blatantly offensive. This type of thinking created the eugenics movement. Currently, it prevents parents with serious mental illness from receiving appropriate assessment and needed supports. As director of a clubhouse program and a clinician who has done research on the experiences of mothers with serious mental illness, I find the author's assumptions to be flawed. Research has shown that parents with a mental illness are at higher risk of losing custody of their children by virtue of their illness alone, not because of acute symptoms or impaired functional status (2). This sort of bias has no place in psychosocial programs, where the focus is on reducing stigma and promoting recovery. I understand that Seeman was posing questions for consideration rather than stating conclusions. However, I fear that introducing eugenics concepts into current discourse on mental health recovery and rehabilitation will halt further progress.