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Video – Coercive Population Control Today

“People must unmask the crimes of population control and its agents (International Planned Parenthood Federation).”—-Raymond deSouza

A new video series by Human Life International’s Dr. Raymond deSouza discusses documented examples of population control, past and present.

http://hli.org/index.php/video-audio/video/883-lifelines-1-population-control

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Major Players in Global Population Control

Who were the major proponents in global population control?  This book review tells us.

Used with permission of New Oxford Review

NEW OXFORD REVIEW Book Review

Global Population Control:  Not Dead Yet

April 2010 By Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Anne Barbeau Gardiner, a Contributing Editor of the NOR, is Professor Emerita of English at John Jay College of the City University of New York.  She has published on Dryden, Milton, and Swift, as well as on Catholics of the 17th century.

Fatal Misconception:  The Strug­gle to Control World Population. By Matthew Connelly. Harvard University Press (Bel­knap). 2521 pages. $35.

The defenders of “choice” often shoot themselves in the foot. In Fatal Misconception, Matthew Con­nelly does just that. He assembles a mountain of evidence in this “first global history of population control,” which, rightly interpreted, sup­ports not the Culture of Death but the Culture of Life.

Connelly begins by showing how nineteenth-century Malthusians assessed the children of the poor as a “net liability.” Their cold “calculus of human worth” was the first ingredient of population control. The second was eugenics. Given that only upper-class women used birth control, scientists wanted “artificial selection” to compensate for their interference with “natural selection.” This led to the exclusion of whole categories of immigrants to the U.S. after 1880, because scientists claimed that social and economic inequality revealed “biological differences.” The American Eugenics Society (AES) fretted over growing Catholic communities; according to MIT President Francis Walker, immigrants were “beaten men from beaten races; representing the worst failures in the struggle for existence.” As such, they were an impediment to “evolutionary progress.”

Connelly writes next on compulsory sterilization laws enacted by American states in the 1920s and upheld by the Supreme Court in Buck v. Bell. At a eugenics conference in 1921, Raymond Pearl, of Johns Hopkins University and the National Academy of Sciences, urged scientists to guide “the course of human evolution” by sterilizing the unfit and reducing “the birth rate of the poor.” Although the birth-control movement seemed initially to threaten the “survival of the fittest,” Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, persuaded the AES in 1927 that she would target “the poor and ethnic minorities” or “biologically worse-endowed stocks.”

Soon, birth control for the “unfit” became the basis of eugenics and the third deadly ingredient of population control. Their “common enemy” was the Catholic Church, for Pope Pius XI declared in Casti Connubii (1930) that the family was more sacred than the state and that no government had the right to restrict procreation. American Catholics stood united behind him.

When Sanger visited India in 1936, Mahatma Gandhi warned her that contraception made “sensual pleasure” an “end in itself,” that the spiritual life required the control of “animal passions,” and that the way to smaller families was through abstinence. Sanger replied fatuously that sex was the “most spiritual” experience and that birth control was the “moral instrument of self-development.” After the Nazi atrocities, one would think eugenics was finished; but no, it was promoted at the United Nations more boldly than ever. With sublime illogic, Sanger pointed to the Nazi death camps as proof of the “devaluation of human lives” and the need to sterilize the unfit!

The year 1948 was a crucial one for population control. In Road to Survival, William Vogt urged, on ecological grounds, that cash be offered for sterilizations. He soon became director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Thus, environmentalism became the fourth ingredient of population control. Also in 1948 Sanger organized a conference on “eugenic degeneration and environmental scarcity,” at which “world citizenship” was said to involve population control and limits on “individual freedoms,” and to have the “authority” of “biological evolution” behind it. That year, Julian Huxley, director of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of creating a world crisis by reducing mortality.

Another crucial year was 1952. That was the year Pope Pius XII declared marriage’s primary aim to be procreation, the Church’s ban on contraception to be divinely inspired and unchangeable, and abortion to be forbidden even to save the life of the mother. That same year, Catholic doctors joined their national delegations to the World Health Assembly and defeated the plan to use WHO for population control. But in 1952 there was also a secret meeting in Williams­burg, Virginia, which led to John D. Rockefeller III setting up the Population Council. A series of private sessions followed in which representatives of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the UN, pharmaceutical firms, and the Ford and Rockefeller foundations discussed strategies for population control. That year, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Neh­ru presented India’s parliament with “the world’s first explicit policy of population limitation,” and the Rock­e­feller and Ford foundations offered support.

Soon after, Sanger wrote to women’s-rights activist Katherine McCormick that a simple, cheap contraceptive was required for “poverty stricken slums, jungles and among the most ignorant people,” and furthermore, “immediately there should be national sterilization for certain dysgenic types of our population.” McCormick agreed to fund Gregory Pincus, who developed the Pill, and John Rock, the Catholic obstetrician who tested it. The Pill was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960. Then, in 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court in Griswold v. Connecticut overturned the 1879 ban on birth control on the basis of “a constitutional right to privacy” — a “right” eventually extended to abortion and sodomy. A flood of immorality now began to shake the ramparts of civilization.

Three U.S. presidents played key roles in giving population controllers access to tax money. Dwight D. Eisenhower had Gen. William Draper prepare a report that made population growth in poor countries a “national security issue.” John F. Kennedy endorsed foreign aid for population control in April 1963 in reply to a reporter’s question planted by Planned Parenthood. That summer, Arkansas Sen. James Fulbright added an amendment to the foreign-aid bill that turned the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) into an instrument of population control. Tax money could now be funneled through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like IPPF and the Population Council into fertility control abroad.

Third came Lyndon B. John­son, who showed no interest in population issues until he read a 1965 report for USAID that convinced him, through a clever manipulation of statistics, that a $4 vasectomy was equivalent to “$1,000 invested in industry or infrastructure.” Thereafter, LBJ’s “war on poverty” included using food “as leverage” for fertility control. Alan Gutt­macher, head of IPPF, pushed the intra-uterine device (IUD) because nothing was “cheaper” and “the patient cannot change her mind,” though the device often led to pelvic infections. J. Robert Will­son, chairman of obstetrics at Temple University, stated that even if many women were infected from IUDs, “perhaps the individual patient is expendable in the general scheme of things, particularly if the infection she acquires is sterilizing but not lethal.” Mary Cal­derone, medical director of PPFA, was “thrilled” to hear Willson frame the problem in terms of “mass distribution.”

That same year, 1965, Pope Paul VI enlarged his Pontifical Commission on Population, Family and Birth to include a majority of laymen, among whom were members of the “population establishment” who accepted “brutal measures.” In 1966 the Pope rejected the Commission’s report approved by “an overwhelming majority,” and then, with the help of the future Pope John Paul II, wrote his brilliant encyclical Humanae Vitae (1968), for which he’d endure flagrant dissent from hundreds of theologians. Prophetically, Pope Paul VI asked, “Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their peoples, if they were to consider it necessary, the method of contraception which they judge to be most efficacious?”

The year 1968 was also crucial for population control. The Sierra Club commissioned Paul Ehrlich to write a book on ecology and population growth. The result was the bestselling Population Bomb, in which he predicted that hundreds of millions would soon starve to death unless measures were taken to control the human population — if necessary by “compulsion.” Garrett Hardin also defended compulsion that year in his essay “Tragedy of the Commons.” Bernard Berelson of the Population Council went further, demanding research on a “mass involuntary method” of sterilization through water or air, reversible for individuals, while the director of Zero Population Growth (ZPG) proposed “compulsory sterilization” for parents of five or more. Many U.S. state assemblies had bills introduced for the “mandatory sterilization” of recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Richard Nixon, elected president in 1968, agreed that population growth made some freedoms “untenable” and that population control was a top priority in welfare and foreign-aid programs.

Thus, by the end of the 1960s, the U.S. was so deeply immersed in the Culture of Death that “establishment figures” could debate whether “compulsion or broader social changes,” like “gender equality” and homosexuality, would best curb population growth. The Population Council then commissioned Disney to create a film in twenty-four languages called Family Planning to make viewers ashamed of having large families, and Judith Blake demanded sexual “indoctrination” in schools and the repeal of laws against homosexuality. And look at all the fakery: Population controllers pretended concern for women’s health in public, but privately admitted that “improving the health of the mothers” was a means, not an end. In 1973 Robert McNamara, head of the World Bank, expressed reluctance to finance health care not “strictly” tied to population control, and Reimert Ravenholt, head of USAID’s Office of Population, stopped funding the Pan American Health Organization because of its “unduly large emphasis” on health in family-planning programs.

Abortion — the “silent partner” of the IUD and the Pill — now became another lethal ingredient of population control. After 1967 it spread so fast that by 1978 only twenty percent of the world’s people lived in places where there were laws against it. PPFA soon demanded public money to fund abortion because aborting poor children saved millions of dollars in welfare. Ravenholt argued that abortion for the poor was fitting because “they lacked the foresight to use birth control,” and the head of research at PPFA hailed sex-determination by ultrasound because now even the “poorest” would pay for sex-selective abortions. Meanwhile, Catholics were divided: Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York campaigned to make abortion illegal, while Cincinnati Archbishop Joseph Bernardin worked to keep Catholic efforts against abortion “decentralized.” Senior bishops wanted to endorse Gerald Ford in 1976, while younger bishops “protested against making abortion their only issue.” Instead of spearheading the struggle, the bishops asked the laity “to take the lead” on abortion.

Strange to say, Connelly believes that the population-control movement met its “Waterloo” at the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest. After this, he claims, the Ford foundation and the IPPF changed course and began working to improve the “status of women.” Sure, the rhetoric changed, but not the goal. Take the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) — an agency not accountable to member nations, though it acts in their name. UNFPA was created, Connelly says, because there was no desire to reopen “the debate over population control before all the UN governing bodies.” This was pure stealth. USAID money could now be funneled through UNFPA to NGOs like IPPF into population-control programs. A tiny club of twenty-four unelected leaders coordinated the strategy in regular private meetings at the Rockefeller estate on Lake Co­mo in Italy. They helped create the horrific 1976 Emergency Period in India, when over eight million were sterilized in one year. Connelly recounts in detail how Prime Minister Indira Gandhi invoked emergency powers and imposed a compulsory program, while foreign donors looked on and “increased their support.”

The UNFPA also helped initiate China’s one-child program with grants to train and equip those who carried it out. As the UNFPA and IPPF stepped up support, China’s program became ever more “coercive,” with seven million sterilizations in 1979, and twenty million by 1983.

Connelly concludes by celebrating the “emancipation of women,” declaring the alliance of feminists and environmentalists to be “a new, more enlightened consensus,” and hailing abortion “rights” as “the last line in women’s defense of their bodily autonomy.” Incredibly, these statements come from one who is the youngest of eight children of Catholic parents. He does not understand the evidence he himself has assembled in this book. For example, at the 1985 UN World Conference on Women in Nairobi, and at the 1994 UN Population Conference in Cairo, women demanding “reproductive rights” were led by the director of the nefarious UNFPA, an organization deeply engaged in population control.

It is utterly naïve of Connelly to imagine that global population control is dead. Gender equality is its spawn. The regular reports of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), American Life League (ALL), Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP), and the other great prolife organizations demonstrate plainly that the demand for the “rights” of women, homosexuals, animals, trees, and what-not is a front for the same goal — regulating human breeding as if we were stockyard animals, without regard for our dignity, free will, and lofty stature as the only creatures here below made in the image of God.

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Historical Look: Population Control Through Abortion

“How Abortion Became Popular – A Closer Look at Population Control”
From Choices in Matters of Life & Death by Judie Brown with Paul Brown.  1987.  Magnificat Press.

Keywords:  Thomas Malthus, Alan Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood, Hugh Moore, Paul Ehrlich, Catholic Church, birth control, Margaret Sanger

The population control movement actually started in the late 1700s with the writings of Thomas Malthus, who declared that it was necessary to control the number of people on earth. Malthus preached that by the early 1900s, the world would be so populated that there wouldn’t be enough room for all of us. Even at that early date in our history, birth control methods were being discussed, and among them was abortion.

It is unfortunate that those who promote abortion tell us repeatedly that they do not believe in abortion as a form of birth control, because their own leaders in the past definitely viewed it that way.

Alan Guttmacher’s early research concluded that at conception a new life begins, a composite of all the hereditary material of father and mother.  His book Life in the Making (1933) set forth his evidence that a complete human being exists from the moment of conception.  In the 1960s, however, as the president of Planned Parenthood, Guttmacher was arguing for legal abortions as a means of birth control. By this time he had stopped talking about the humanity of the unborn child.

The overpopulation myth was also fueled by Hugh Moore and Paul Ehrlich. Hugh Moore, the Dixie Cup millionaire, in the late 1960s, was promoting his idea that the world was in a crisis of overpopulation, which he blamed on the Roman Catholic Church. He purchased full-page ads in newspapers all across America to preach his message, trying to mold public opinion, and to some extent he succeeded. He warned people that the Roman Catholic Church wanted to control America, and that if it did, there would be millions and millions of people falling off the earth.

Moore engaged a research scientist by the name of Paul Ehrlich to write a book called The Population Bomb which was released as Moore’s ads began to appear in 1968.  The public read the ads and felt that they were accurate and began to believe that there were too many people in the world and that something had to be done.

In effect, public opinion was molded by the rich. Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood was also sponsored by a rich man. Sanger left her first husband and her children and eventually wound up divorcing her husband.  Noah Slee, her second husband, was the heir to the Three-in-One Oil fortune.  He provided millions of dollars to fund her and her activities, especially her major interest: controlling the children of minorities and children of the poor.

The people who changed public opinion were what the common man would view as elitists, people who wanted more of everything for themselves and less for those of the lower classes. These merchants of death got started with money from Three-in-One Oil, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefellers, General Motors and others.

With the growing public sentiment in favor of population control, eventually the federal and state governments got involved with funding family-planning programs. Today abortion propagandists, including Planned Parenthood, receive millions in federal funds (your tax dollars!) in addition to foundation and corporate support.

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Science Czar: Air Enviro-Population Control Ads

Friday, October 16, 2009

By Christopher Neefus

(CNSNews.com) – John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, advocated having the Federal Communications Commission force radio and television stations to surrender free time for advertisements calling attention to what he called “the population-resource-environment crisis.”

He cited, as examples of the type of advertising he was talking about, ads produced by Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club, and Zero Population Growth (ZPG).

Holdren made his argument for using the FCC to advance his vision for population control and environmentalism in the 1977 book, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment.  Holdren co-wrote the book with renowned population-control advocates Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich.

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Greens Assert Babies Not Carbon Friendly

“Is Having A Baby NOT SO CARBON FRIENDLY?’” asks the Portland Tribune.

What is ‘Environmental Cruelty’?

“I just want people to be conscious of the cruelty and environmental consequences of all their choices, whether it’s food, clothing or family size,” says Stan Jones-Umberger, 54, a software engineer in Southwest Portland. “I believe humans are unique in their ability to understand this and change their behavior accordingly.”—Emphasis added.  Article excerpt.

We at Green Population Control find this article to be morally reprehensible.  It’s completely one-sided.  The image of an unknown pregnant woman exposing her bulging abdomen – from an image library – is not part of of the story.  The story suggests that children are cruel to the planet and profiles mentally-unstable people who chose not to have children to protect the planet.  It’s insulting!

To Pro-Abortion Enviros:  You Are In Our Crosshairs

However, we are way ahead of the game.  This is why we started this blog.  We recognize that God is warning us to be vigilant to the views and intentions of The Greens.

Pro-lifers be forewarned: the enviros will lobby for forced abortions in the future.

We take the position that we are indebted to the Tribune for exposing The Greens who hold extremist views.  The reporter has posed the question, ‘Is having a baby not so carbon friendly?’  We now respond to what we believe is both an anti-science and anti-family position.

First, the premise that the earth is in peril due to human activity is based on flawed science.  We believe in the Scientific Method not the ‘consensus’ among like-thinking scientists.  Visit JunkScience and read the new book by Steve Milloy, ‘GreenHell:  how environmentalists plan to control your life and what you can do to stop them.’

Second, the “study” cited is statistical hogwash.  We’ve studied it and it’s full of mind numbing blather.  We believe the two authors have an unhealthy and hysterical fear of babies.

The study we’re referring to is Reproduction and Carbon Legacies by Paul A. Murtaugh and Michael G. Schlax. (If it’s not at that link try http://www.portlandtribune.com/documents/efiles/carbon%20legacy.pdf or Google it.)

The Greens are over-the-top Earth lovers and very whacked out.  Nonetheless, we in the Pro-Life Movement must take them seriously now that we have a Green President in the White House who has the most extreme abortion views of any president.  (It’s significant that Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider, donated $10 Million to the Obama campaign.)  The overpopulation fear mongers have been wildly successful indoctrinating adults in positions of power and, sadly, children — and they include Planned Parenthood, the Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth), Population Education, and the Earth Day Network (see their new “Happy Birthday Earth” logo).

Related:

Jefferson High School’s Carbon Footprint Fair

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s new abortion facility now under construction on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is being touted by its “green builder” – B and G Builders – as being “sustainable.” They hope to attain an LEED rating, a highly sought after enviro-rating.

This Fair ties nicely into Planned Parenthood’s population control propaganda and it’s Utopian slogan, “Every child should be a wanted child.”  Note that the new Planned Parenthood is located a few blocks from Jefferson H.S. and across the street from two private schools.

‘Children Are A Blessing Not A Carbon Curse’ – One News Now

‘The Dehumanizing Impact of Modern Thought’ – The Discovery Institute

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TAKE MY HAND, NOT MY LIFE.

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Babies Are Disposable But Not Cats

the same architect firm that designed Planned Parenthood’s new mega-abortion facility here in Portland designed the award-winning, “landmark” Oregon Humane Society (OHS) pet hospital and teaching facility in Beaverton, OR.

” . . . the project provides a state-of-the-art facility to support animal care, education, and protection programs.”—-Ankrom Moison Architects

As a pro-life activist, all I see is reflected in our society’s devaluation of the human preborn baby.

So, while in my dogs’ vet office, an article praising pets compelled me to pick up a copy of the OHS Magazine Summer 09 issue.  It’s an expensive-looking slick mag.  The winning entry of a student art contest “that conveyed their love and concern for animals” is titled, “We Are Not Disposable!” – on page 11.  Depicted are cute kittens in a back alley garbage can.

OR_Humane_Soc Grand-Prize Poster

I’ll spare you the comparison to human preborn babies who ARE disposable…for now.

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