To assist individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of voluntary, confidential and low-cost education, counseling, and related comprehensive medical services to eligible clients:
- To assist in making comprehensive, voluntary family planning services available to all persons desiring such services;
- To coordinate domestic population and family planning research with the present and future needs of family planning programs;
- To enable public and nonprofit private entities to plan and develop comprehensive programs of family planning services;
- To develop and make readily available information, including educational materials, on family planning and population growth to all persons desiring such information;
- To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of family planning service programs and population research; and
- To assist in training staff to effectively carry out family planning services
“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
He offered that “a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources … The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits … The Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”
Holdren, et al, believe this global body possesses “ample authority under which population growth could be regulated.” Hiding behind the passive voice, they wrote, “it has been concluded”—by whom?—”that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.” (Emphasis added.) They added that if parents were guilty of “overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility.”
To further reduce the West’s population and carbon footprint, the “de-development of overdeveloped countries…should be given top priority.”
Holdren further, repeatedly, proposed the United States transfer $1.43 trillion to $2.86 trillion of U.S. GNP to Third-World countries every year for several decades.
A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.
“To our minds, the fundamental cure, reducing the scale of the human enterprise (including the size of the population) to keep its aggregate consumption within the carrying capacity of Earth is obvious but too much neglected or denied”
“Nobody, in my view, has the right to have 12 children or even three unless the second pregnancy is twins”
“We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can’t support many more people.”