Dr. Warren Albrecht | United States
In a 20 page concurring opinion in the recent Box v. Planned Parenthood, Justice Clarence Thomas describes a modern population control doctrine where Planned Parenthood would lead modern-day eugenics providing abortion exclusively because of the sex or race of the baby or non-lethal disabilities such as Down’s Syndrome.
Justice Thomas is pointing the Supreme Court towards the eugenics and population control conflict. This issue has been smoldering in the United States for more than 50 years. If eugenics is the belief, then population control is the narrative. Presidential candidate and Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker has alluded to it in recent statements with a plan having elements of a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom, funding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and also modernizing of Title X.
US Eugenics Depends On Title X
The Family Planning and Population Research Act were passed in 1970 and the Office of Population Affairs was part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and today the Health and Human Services. This Act amended the Public Service Act of 1944 and added Title X to it. The Secretary of the department oversees Title X activities and monies. President George HW Bush was a co-sponsor of this Act. The Office of Population Affairs exists today.
The fight over Title X is ongoing. The Family Planning and Population Research Act specifically directs research for population control, family planning for population control and no money for an abortion. Yet no one truly believes the $50 million to $60 million Planned Parenthood receives in Title X grants do not get laundered in the back offices for political slush funds and pay abortion doctors. How did we get Title X and all the controversy? It began with population control.
The Grandmother of Population Control
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in detail about eugenicist Margaret Sanger in his Box v. Planned Parenthood opinion. Sanger started Planned Parenthood and was unapologetic when it comes to population control. During the Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, 1932 Thatcher stated, “To me, it is just a simple piece of common sense that people who cannot take care of children today, because they are ignorant, or because they are too poor, or because they neglect them, certainly should not be encouraged to have more children.”
The debate about her being a racist is for another time. I will let others sift through her records and correspondence. However, the fact remains that the rate of success with contraceptives alone was too slow for the boom in population.
The Population Bomb
The fear of people of undesirable genetic traits to the fear of overpopulation developed fluidly. Paul Ehrlich took Malthusian Ethics to the next level by writing The Population Bomb in 1968. The predictions within have been proven false many times as discussed in detail by Ryan Lau here at 71Republic. It was not the predictions that endured. It was the eugenic manifesto of how to accomplish population control. This influenced presidents, congressmen, business owners and diplomats.
Nixon’s True Halloween Mask
In July of 1969, President Richard Nixon wrote to Congress concerning the problems of population growth. I include important excerpts.
One of the most serious challenges to human destiny in the last third of this century will be the growth of the population. Whether man’s response to that challenge will be a cause for pride or for despair in the year 2000 will depend very much on what we do today.
When future generations evaluate the record of our time, one of the most important factors in their judgment will be the way in which we responded to population growth.
This letter could have been the foreword to the Population Bomb or any climate speeches. I recommend you read the entire letter.
Nixon’s Eugenic Legacy
I would note in this connection that I am most impressed by the scope and thrust of the recent report of the Panel of the United Nations Association, chaired by John D. Rockefeller III.1 The report stresses the need for expanded action and greater coordination, concerns which should be high on the agenda of the United Nations.
John D Rockefeller III established the Population Council. The Rockefeller family has been interested in contraception and population issues since JD Rockefeller Jr. gave money to support the Clinical Research Bureau established by Margaret Sanger in 1923.
Roe v Wade
Dr. Joseph Beasley, Chairman of Planned Parenthood in 1970 was a member of the Population Council. He was later sent to prison for defrauding the government from a project focusing on birth control in black neighborhoods. The commission sent their final report to the president in 1972. The commission was calling for nationwide legalized abortion. The Supreme Court ruled on Roe v Wade in 1973. Even Justice Ginsberg thought Roe was about controlling numbers of people and perhaps eugenics. NY times interview she discussed abortion and Roe.
Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.
In August 1974, the World Population Conference organized by the United Nations passed the World Population Plan of Action. This was the 3rd UN conference about the population issue. The first was in 1954. This was the UN version of the Population Bomb.
The National Security Study Memorandum 200, the secret Kissinger Report, discussed how population control was a national security issue. This was signed for Richard Nixon by Henry Kissinger in 1974. Gerald Ford had the report presented to him. The report was declassified in 1989. The whole world was going to implode without population control and only a few new plans until after Ronald Reagan had left the office.
The report from the Rockefeller Commission was a governmental outline which mirrored the Population Bomb. It even has a section on the concerns for Hydrocarbons. The Population Bomb is the script for today’s climate debate and how to roll it out.
The Environmental Eugenicist
Richard Bowers is one of the first Executive Directors of the Sierra Club. In May of 2004, Bowers resigned from the Sierra Club over a disagreement of the urgency for change. He is quoted saying,
“Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of the problem. It has to be addressed.”
He was very concerned over immigration. However, you will not hear much about that from the press. Earth Day co-founder Senator Gaylord Nelson has similar concerns. Erhlich and Bowers founded Zero Population Growth. The name was changed to the Population Connection, very Muppet-like named organization pushing third world contraception and abortion.
The Population Connection has on its board the Chief Operating Officer of a Planned Parenthood region, a physician from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Former UN Population Division Director, and two physicians from family planning/abortion clinics. Many figures of public influence have high levels of involvement in population control.
Earth Day co-founder Senator Gaylord Nelson also has similar concerns.
In a 2001 interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson said that the larger the population, the more serious problems become. From crime and health care shortages to infrastructure issues, no problem is helped by adding ever-more people. To no avail, Sen. Nelson during his lifetime urged Congress to responsibly address the population issue.
Look Behind The Curtain
Justice Thomas wrote 20 pages that opened the curtain and asked us to look. Behind the curtain may be what some say is the abortion swamp that needs to be drained. Some such as Alex Jones may describe it as a population control cabal. People call this the Deep State, run by Washington DC elites. Planned Parenthood would like you to disregard the eugenicists behind it. As Justice Clarence Thomas stated in his opinion “Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement.”
Although the Court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever. The American people have to decide if they are willing to deal with the history behind the curtain.
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