Extol the first,
praise the second,
criticize the third,
dispose of the fourth.
Keystone slogan of China's "Planned
Socialism should make it possible to regulate the reproduction of
human beings. We should be able to produce human beings under a quota
system, just as we produce bicycles and tons of steel.
Vice Premier Chan Muhua, Director, Chinese
Family Planning Board, 1979.
WARNING! Some of the material described in this chapter is
extremely offensive in nature.
State guidance is by no means a compulsory command; we absolutely
oppose compulsory methods.
Qian Xinzhong, Minister in Charge of the
State Family Planning Commission.
There is no such thing as a "forced abortion." The stories
of "forced abortions" in China are merely fairy tales spun by
anti-choice propagandists so that they may force their narrow views on
other countries by destroying or hobbling international United States
population control assistance programs. These fanatics also hope to
eliminate reproductive rights here in the United States by using these
fictional stories to frighten people with the specter of coercion.
This kind of horrible, anti-choice abuse simply cannot happen in a
democracy such as ours unless the right-to-lifers get their way.
Origins of the Chinese
Population Control Program.
The Basic Philosophy.
The vast majority of people (even most pro-aborts) would agree that
forcing women to have abortions is not a good thing.
So where does the coercive population control philosophy come from?
It originates in the same place from which all anti-life
monstrosities emerge: The utilitarian philosophy. This worldview holds
that a goal that is deemed to be "good" by the people in power
may be attained by any means available. Not by moral means. Not by
Just by possible means.
The Chinese are adhering to a simple five-step syllogism. It can be
written as follows;
1. TOO MANY PEOPLE = BAD
2. WE HAVE TOO MANY PEOPLE
3. WE HAVE THE NECESSARY DEGREE OF CONTROL OVER
4. THEREFORE WE CAN REDUCE OUR POPULATION
5. SO WE WILL REDUCE OUR POPULATION BY ALL AVAILABLE
Those who think that this view seems simplistic should not chuckle
too soon. American abortionists and their toadies have been saying
exactly the same thing for more than a quarter of a century, although
their statements are couched in a luxurious layer of soothing Newspeak
and reassuring (but meaningless) qualifications.
For example, abortionists Selig Newbardt and Harold Schulman claim in
their "how-to" book Techniques of Abortion that
"An abortion should not infringe upon the rights of any other woman
or man. A continuing pregnancy might infringe on these rights because a
new person has to have clean air, clean water, electric power, dispose
of his waste materials, be educated, and require protection and health
Notice that the authors' sweeping statement qualifies any
"continuing pregnancy" wanted or not as a possible violation
of the rights of others. This philosophy, if accepted widely enough,
will certainly mandate abortion wherever it holds sway.
This is precisely the mentality that eventually led to the Chinese
forced abortion program. As shown later in this chapter, many or most of
the 'leading (b)lights' of the pro-abortion movement have been calling
for mandatory contraception, abortion, sterilization and euthanasia in
this and other countries for more than a quarter of a century.
Goals of the Program.
Most pro-life activists have heard at least sketchy details about
China's forced abortion program. The direct cause of this coercion is
the ridiculous goal set by China's "one child" policy:
population stability at 1,054 million by the year 2004, with a
precipitous decline to only 370 million by the year 2080.
This utterly unrealistic goal will supposedly be achieved by firmly
controlling the country's massive population by any necessary
means. These means include forced abortion, forced sterilization, forced
use of contraceptives, and widespread female infanticide.
Origins: The National Security Council.
Since the mid-1970s, the United States has been deeply committed to
both domestic and foreign population control programs. Billions of
dollars of our tax money have been used to implement many questionable
programs, including, most notably, the Chinese forced-abortion atrocity.
The National Security Council (NSC) is the highest U.S. bureaucracy
charged with the planning and direction of foreign policy. One of the
most vital aspects of this policy is population control.
The idea that drives NSC population control policy is fundamentally
racist and elitist. The concept is this: If there are too many of
"them" (people of foreign races) and too few of "us"
(pure White and other acceptable American races), then the worldwide
influence of the United States will decline, and eventually, if the
situation becomes serious enough, our country will cease to be a
"global player" entirely. Therefore, we must use our vast
reserves of "foreign assistance" money now to cut down
on threatening "foreign" populations, while we still have the
This policy is a very slightly altered version of the Nazis' Lebensraum
concept, the driving force behind the extermination of the Jews and the
initiation of World War II.
One highly sensitive NSC document entitled "Implications of
Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas
Interests" was written in 1974 and was only declassified in late
1990. This document served as the foundation for our country's anti-natalist
The document states that "Commitment to population stabilization
will only take place when leaders of less-developed countries (LDCs)
clearly see the negative impact of unrestricted population growth and
believe it is possible to deal with this question through governmental
The paper goes on to suggest that United States food assistance might
be made conditional depending on the LDC's population control
performance. More significantly, the document states that United States
agencies should be planning on the use of force in the future:
"It is important in style as well as substance to avoid the
appearance of coercion ... mandatory programs may be needed and that we
should be considering these possibilities now."
In 1976, the Interagency Task Force on Population Policy for the
Under Secretaries Committee of the NSC found that "In some cases,
strong direction has involved incentives such as payment to acceptors
for sterilization, or disincentives such as giving low priorities in the
allocation of housing and schooling to those with larger families. Such
direction is the sine-qua-non [essence] of an effective program."
United States Involvement.
For many years, the United States government has lavishly funded the
United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) with tens of
millions of our tax dollars. One of the main targets of UNFPA
money is the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Although spokesmen for the organization have stridently disavowed
responsibility for China's coercive programs, UNFPA's plan was laid out
in many of its internal memos, including a January 15, 1985 briefing
note entitled "The United Nations Fund for Population Activities
• UNFPA contributed more than $100 million to China's population
• UNFPA bought and custom-designed a $12 million IBM computer
complex specifically to monitor the population program;
• UNFPA provided the technical expertise and personnel that
trained thousands of Chinese population control officials;
• UNFPA presented China with the United Nations' award for the
"most outstanding population control program;" and
• UNFPA only stated that the coercive programs should cease
because they were causing the Chinese "negative image
problems" not because the programs were inhuman genocide,
but because they had been caught in the act.
Interestingly, the Chinese Family Planning Association which
implements the coercive program in China is an affiliate of the
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Cash grants from
IPPF to the Chinese birth control program rose tremendously about the
time the Chinese coercive population control program was publicized:
From $5,600 in 1982 to $750,000 in 1985, a 134-fold increase in just
three years! And about this time, the IPPF changed its logo from a
two-parent/two child design to a two-parent/one child design
Philosophy of American Leftists.
It is an exceedingly curious fact that many dedicated American
Communists bitterly denounce the United States government for
purportedly "dictating to women how they can control their own
bodies," while wholeheartedly applauding China's forced-abortion
and forced-sterilization program. In fact, these people hold up China's
population control program as a "model for the entire world to
United States citizens William H. Draper and Andrew P. O'Meara, both
of whom have long histories of involvement in international population
control, wrote a preface to a widely-distributed Chinese family planning
manual. This manual was written in English and sponsored by the Victor-Bostrom
Fund and the Population Crisis Committee.
Draper and O'Meara spoke of using "postconceptive means" to
control the "rising tide of excess and unwanted children."
Draper parrots that "We must control our population if life is to
be worth living." Guest writer Edgar Snow makes the amazing
statement that "There are no illegitimate children in
China." No prize for guessing why illegitimate children are
In this family planning manual, the Chinese speak plainly of
"population control propaganda," "enforcement mechanisms
and surveillance procedures," and call "excess"
children an "offense to the Government" (Government with a
Interestingly, the words "Planned Parenthood" appear dozens
of times in the text.
The rest of this chapter describes some of the hideous crimes against
born and unborn humanity now occurring in the People's Republic of
Involuntary Contraception and Early Abortions in the PRC.
Ann Landers: "If a woman who has three children becomes
pregnant with a fourth, is an abortion compulsory?"
Chief of Staff of the Peking Hospital: "No, but we send a
member of the Revolutionary Committee to educate her. After a visit or
two, the woman almost always agrees that abortion is best."
The Women's Federation at 'Work.'
There is obviously no "right to privacy" in the PRC,
especially when the subject is human reproduction. The
euphemistically-named 5,000,000 member "Women's Federation" is
the Gestapo of the Chinese family planning program, kind of a grown-up
and fully-empowered National Organization for Women.
It aggressively 'educates,' detects pregnancies, and accompanies
women to the abortion clinics to insure that they don't have a change of
heart (thus performing a service identical to our 'clinic escorts'). In
the factories, the Women's Federation even records and publicly displays
a chart of each woman's menstrual cycle and insures that she uses
This type of coercion, of course, is nothing new. It has been endured
under totalitarian regimes since the beginning of recorded history. For
examples the Japanese Shoguns, particularly during the Tokugawa Dynasty,
adhered strictly to zero population growth. Every family was allowed but
two children; the third was suffocated upon birth under the rule of mabiku,
or "thinning out."
Roasted Uteri and Other Atrocities.
The United States suffers about 1.55 million surgical abortions per
year. This is a large number, but we are rank amateurs compared to the
Chinese. From 1975 to 1992, the Chinese committed 175 million abortions,
with an almost incomprehensible high of 14,371,843 in 1983 alone.
About 95 percent of these abortions are performed before 24 weeks
gestation. This means that half a million are performed past the
point of fetal viability each year!
Since about 80 percent of China's population lives in rural areas,
many early abortions are performed by methods that have been designed to
use locally available materials. One of the most popular is to create
powerful suction by burning flammable liquid in a stoppered series of
two jars. This method is very efficient, and most "barefoot
doctors" and many of the Chinese cadre members are trained to
construct and use it.
However, the injuries inflicted by constructing or using such a crude
apparatus improperly can be hideous. In some cases, the amateur
'abortionist' loses control of the suction tip and extracts neat plugs
of the uterine wall, possibly penetrating arteries and leading to
hemorrhaging that can only be controlled in a modern hospital that may
be hundreds of miles away. The suction tip may completely penetrate the
uterine wall and shred other vital body organs. Most appalling of all,
burning liquid may be inadvertently injected into the uterus if
instructions are misinterpreted, causing the woman to die in unspeakable
Death caused by a roasted uterus takes anywhere from thirty seconds
(if the woman is lucky) to a week or even longer.
Forced Late Abortions in the PRC.
China annually commits about half a million third-trimester
abortions. Most of these babies are fully viable when they are killed,
and virtually all of these abortions are performed against the mother's
will. Stanford researcher Steven Mosher has described how pregnant women
are imprisoned in a small room, isolated from their families, and are
not even allowed to leave so that they can change clothes or go to the
bathroom. While they sit in misery on hard wooden benches, they are
perpetually berated by shifts of professional cadre, who shout that they
must perform their "duty to the State and the Party" by
This barbaric brainwashing endures for weeks on end if necessary,
until the helpless mothers finally break down and agree to 'voluntary'
abortions. This is how Chinese 'family planning' officials can insist
with straight faces that there are no forced abortions or illegitimate
children in their country.
Pro-abortion propagandists play the same lying word games all over
After she finally breaks, a woman in her last trimester is generally
taken to the local abortion mill and injected with Rivalor (du zhen,
or "poison shot"), which causes congestive heart failure in
the unborn baby. The child usually dies in agony over a period of about
a day, and is then delivered dead.
As bad as forced abortions are, the most extreme horrors of the
Chinese program are reserved for those poor mothers who somehow manage
to hold out against the brutal pressure, or who conceal their
pregnancies in some remote part of the Provinces. This illegal activity
is common enough to be referred to by the Chinese as "childbirth on
The Law and Second Children.
Couples in rural areas are only allowed one or, at most, two
children. Any third child is officially labeled "excess," and
law dictates that these "excess" children be delivered in the
commune clinic. Large red placards proclaim that "THE CLINIC WILL
NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISHAPS THAT OCCUR DURING THE BIRTHS OF
EXCESS BABIES." This is a wise disclaimer, since the infant
mortality rate for third babies in these clinics is a perfect one
If a mother tries to give birth to a third child, she is led to
believe that perhaps an exception will be made in her case. She is
soothed and told that all will be well that she and her child will be
taken care of. Everything is, indeed, all right until the baby's head
crowns. The "barefoot doctor" then locates the fontanelle
(soft spot) on the baby's head, and injects a formaldehyde solution
through it into the baby's brain. As the mother watches in horror, her
child thrashes in agony as its brain slowly disintegrates. Of
course, the "doctor" will merely shrug and disavow knowledge
of what is happening, and the injection site in the fontanelle is so
small that it is undetectable by the grieving mother.
Michael Weisskopf of The Washington Post describes this type
In the Inner Mongolian capital of Hohot, however, hospital doctors
practice what amounts to infanticide by a different name, according to
a Hohot surgeon who would not allow his name to be used for fear of
reprisal. After inducing labor, he revealed, doctors routinely smash
the baby's skull with forceps as it emerges from the womb. In some
cases, he added, newborns are killed by injecting formaldehyde into
the soft spot of the head. He estimated that hundreds of babies die
this way in his hospital every year.
Occasionally, the child may escape the clutches of the clinic until
it is born. But the cadre members are prepared for this event as well.
They carry 'chokers' in their bags, which are similar to the white
plastic tie-wraps used as handcuffs by some United States police
departments. This 'choker' is simply placed around the living baby's
soft neck and cinched down hard. The baby will flail its little legs and
arms helplessly, dying painfully of strangulation over a period of about
five minutes, usually in full view of the poor mother, as a "Lesson
in obedience to the Party and to the wishes of the State."
The sad little carcasses that result from this pro-abortion butchery
rarely goes to waste; they are commonly thrown to the commune pigs, who
gleefully tear the tiny delicacies apart.
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a newborn baby emerging from the
warmth and safety of your mother's womb. Imagine that, instead of being
held in your mother's loving arms, someone seizes you, chokes the life
from you, and throws your broken, dead little body to the animals as
waste. Is this what God intended?
Steven Mosher has documented cases where a mother has given birth to
twins, and has then immediately been faced with an inhuman 'Sophie's
Choice' Party officials ask her which twin she wants to keep. The other
twin is executed on the spot.
He describes the plight of a woman who was unfortunate enough to have
borne twins; "In one incident shortly after I left Guangdong
Province, a young woman pregnant for the first time gave birth to twin
boys. What should have been an occasion for rejoicing quickly turned
tragic as the cadres asked her which one she wanted. "Both of
them," she replied, but to no avail. One of the babies she could
not and would not choose which was taken from her and put to
Gender Imbalance in the PRC.
Since boys are valued more than girls in China, female infanticide (femicide)
is common. The March 3, 1983 People's Daily admitted that
"The butchering, drowning, and leaving to die of female infants has
become a grave social problem."
China's newborn male-to-female sex ratio was about 1.085 in 1981,
compared to the historical Chinese ratio of 1.06. This means that there
was a 'shortfall' of 232,000 baby girls in 1981. The Chinese sex ratio
climbed to 1.110 in 1983, for a shortfall of 345,000 baby girls for the
year. In light of the fact that amniocentesis, sonography, and other
means of detecting fetal sex before birth are almost unknown outside the
largest Chinese cities, it is obvious that the vast majority of these
'disappearing' girls are killed at birth, when their parents discover
The 1983 sex ratio remained about the same until 1987, and then rose
to 1.125 in 1989 and dropped slightly to 1.113 by May of 1990. The
Chinese census also revealed that the sex ratio for first children is
about 1.060, and the sex ratio for second and later children is about
This means that about 3.5 million baby girls were killed at birth due
to their gender in the last decade alone.
Kang Ling of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation
estimates that, by 2010, there will be 40 million males of marriageable
age who will be unable to find wives, as a direct result of this mass
Beijing's China News Service has also announced that 93
percent of unmarried adults in Beijing are men. Single men outnumber
single women by a million in the 29 to 49 age group in Beijing alone.
Men's prospects for marriage, of course, are even bleaker in the rural
areas, where female infanticide is most prevalent.
This is only one ghastly aspect of the wonderful new world that the
Neoliberals are dreaming of: The world where they will have complete
control. This is the ultimate result of losing respect for God and for
the lives of the most wonderful of His creations, human beings. This is
what the Neoliberals so passionately desire for all of us.
Steven Mosher's Experience.
At the center of the storm resides Steven Mosher, Director of Asian
Studies at California's Claremont Institute, who observed first-hand and
then exposed the practice of forced abortion in China while he was
researching his Ph.D. dissertation for Stanford University.
The reaction by pro-aborts at both ends of the globe was predictable.
His doctoral dissertation committee did not deny any of the facts in his
project, but denied him his doctorate on the grounds that he had caused
"... an erosion of trust between himself and Stanford's
Anthropology Department." Naturally, when Mosher and others
demanded proof of this serious charge, there was none forthcoming. The
committee reluctantly acknowledged that his research was
"outstanding in nature," but added that "There are things
better left unsaid." This attitude of censorship is quite
typical of the Neoliberal mindset.
China formally charged Mosher with "crimes against the
people," including spying, bribery, smuggling, and slander against
China. China's Ministry of Public Security (similar to the Russian KGB)
honored him with the title "international spy." Pro-aborts in
both China and the United States called him a liar and a
counterrevolutionary, and stated flatly that his charges were pure
Of course, those without a vested interest in these atrocities saw
things differently. The Wall Street Journal, renowned for its
dispassionate and even-handed reporting, stated that "No one has
ever raised significant objections to the veracity of Mr. Mosher's
revelations ... If it were not for Mr. Mosher's courage, the world would
never have learned of the horrors he discovered in Guangdong
Lobbying for Forced
The Role of the UNFPA.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion-rights and population-control
agencies heartily and vocally approve of these great strides towards
securing "women's rights," as proven by their actions and
statements subsequent to Mosher's discovery of the Chinese forced
When the horrors of the Chinese population control program were
finally laid bare, funding to the architect, the United Nations Fund for
Population Activities, was cut off. Planned Parenthood, despite
having the evidence of the Chinese atrocities before it, protested
strongly and lobbied vigorously in a vain attempt to get UNFPA funds
As background, the legislation that offended Planned Parenthood was
enacted in 1985. The Kemp/Kasten Amendment, named after its chief
sponsors, cut off "population assistance" money to "...
any organization or program which, as determined by the President,
supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive
abortion or involuntary sterilization."
Following passage of the Kemp/Kasten amendment and the repeal of a
law that guaranteed funding of the UNFPA, the Reagan
Administration found that UNFPA had violated the Kemp/Kasten amendment
in China. UNFPA's funding was cut off, and this action was upheld by the
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
These actions were seen by "family planners" as a direct
attack on them, and they reacted predictably: by pouring millions of
dollars into another trademark ad/smear campaign filled with distortions
and outright lies. Leading population controllers were led on carefully
structured tours in China, and blandly reported to the public that they
personally saw no forced abortions (as if the Chinese would lead them to
a clinic filled with screaming women enduring forced third-trimester
abortions)! Werner Fornos, head of the Population Institute, insisted
that 'disincentives' were used in China, but never 'coercion.'
As lately as November of 1989, UNFPA Executive Director Nafis Sadik
claimed on CBS's "Nightwatch" television program that the
UNFPA "does not support abortion programs anywhere in the
world," and is "not supporting coercion in any form." He
also continued to insist that China's population control policies are
Continuing the Program.
After hearing repeated denials of wrongdoing, that International Spy
and Enemy of the People Steven Mosher decided to check the current
situation in China. Despite numerous bureaucratic obstacles thrown in
his path, he managed to visit several rural villages for four days in
June of 1987. Upon his return, he published articles showing that forced
abortions and sterilizations were still taking place in China. The
Agency for International Development (AID), after reviewing the UNFPA
"family planning" program, agreed that China's family planning
program "remains systematically coercive."
However, the pro-aborts apparently still couldn't care less about
forced abortions. For example, virulently pro-abortion senator Daniel
Inouye of Hawaii attempted to reinstate funding for UNFPA, but was
rebuffed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, 14 to 11, on December
As final proof of China's program of forced baby-killing, the United
States House of Representatives on December 10, 1987, adopted a
resolution sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith that "... strongly
condemns the continued violations of human rights by the Government of
the People's Republic of China, including the one-child-per-family
policy adopted in 1979 that relies on coercion, economic penalties, and
forced abortions, often late in pregnancy ..."
Applause from the United
Support for Forced Abortions.
Pro-abortion groups like to say that pro-lifers who do not vigorously
condemn clinic bombings actually support such actions by their silence.
Since no national pro-abortion group in this country has condemned
forced abortions in China, we can use the identical logic to arrive at
the inescapable conclusion that Planned Parenthood, the National
Organization for Women, and all other pro-abortion groups support
The proof is in the (non)speaking.
The NOW Supports Forced Abortions.
However, pro-abortion support for forced abortions is by no means
limited to a refusal to attack the programs. The most vociferous
American supporter of China's forced abortion program is undoubtedly
Molly Yard, former president of the National Organization for Women
In the midst of the Congressional debate over the issue, Yard, during
her March 1989 appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, continued to offer
support, excuses and rationalizations for mandatory abortions by
asserting that "I consider the Chinese government's [population
control] policy among the most intelligent in the world ... It is a
policy limited to the heavily overpopulated areas, and it is an attempt
to feed the people of China. I find it very intelligent."
Shortly thereafter, she said in an April 7, 1989 press conference
that criticism of China's family planning program comes "from a lot
of people who don't know what they're talking about." She also said
that "China's population is so enormous that if they didn't control
it, they wouldn't be able to feed their people. The Chinese government
doesn't coerce people. They use education. It's very clear when you're
there. You can't miss it. Even if you can't read the language, you can't
Even after viewing the mountain of evidence that convinced Congress
that our tax dollars are supporting coercion in China, Yard continued to
ignore the facts and sidestep the central issue. During her keynote
address at the 1990 NOW National Convention, she asked
What is moral about denying family planning funds to China, which
is what the United States has done, because the Chinese have a policy
of allowing abortions and encouraging a one-child family? What is
moral about insisting that our point of view should be adopted by the
Chinese when the only responsible policy they can have is to control
ZPG Supports Forced Abortions.
Incredibly, Zero Population Growth founder and perennial popcon hack
Paul Ehrlich recently found a forum in the [formerly] prestigious National
Geographic magazine. On page 922 of the December 1988 issue (the one
with the flashy full-holograph cover), Ehrlich praised China's coercive
population-control program as "remarkably vigorous and
effective" and applauded China "as a leader in a grand
experiment in the management of population and natural resources."
The Worldwatch Institute Supports Forced Abortions.
Lester R. Brown, president of the Worldwatch Institute, stated in the
May 8, 1985 New York Times that "The main difference between
China and other densely populated developing countries ... may be that
the Chinese have had the foresight to make projections of their
population and resources and the courage to translate their findings
Other Pro-Abort Support for Forced Abortions.
In prefaces to various Chinese family planning manuals, Planned
Parenthood darlings William Draper and Andrew O'Meara say that "The
methods and techniques used in the People's Republic of China will be of
great interest to other nations," and ask "Why not adopt
China's population goals and methods?"
In June of 1992, the ubiquitous Garrett Hardin (who himself has four
children) said in Omni Magazine that "I give the Chinese
credit for officially recognizing that they have a problem and for
having the nerve to propose the single-child program ... They have
failed, however, by not making this directive universal throughout the
country. The one-child policy is only enforced in congested urban
And, of course, in 1983, Ted Turner, owner of Cable News Network
(CNN), produced a half-hour bogus "documentary" entitled
"A Finite World: China," which praised the forced-abortion and
sterilization program there. For this enthusiastic endorsement of
population coercion, he was awarded the "Media Excellence
Award" by the Population Action Council. This revealing episode
shows us exactly where the population controllers stand on forced
Ted's pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia Hollywood stars certainly haven't
helped the poor women in China exercise their "right to
choose." In fact, as more Chinese atrocities are revealed one by
one, Hollywood seems to get behind the coercion more and more.
Turner's Better World Society demonstrated its wholehearted support
of China's forced-abortion program when it presented its 1988
"Envision a Better World" Award to the head of the China
Family Planning Association, Wang Wei. Attending the lavish banquet
were, among other stars, "New Age" guru Shirley MacLaine,
Margot Kidder, Turner, Carl Sagan, Robin Chandler Duke, Jean-Michel
Cousteau, and "good Catholic" Phil Donahue.
As expected, the pro-abortion American media did not hesitate to
defend the Chinese population control program. In June 1983, the New
York Times praised China as "... the country that has been most
effective in implementing birth control and population
A particularly virulent supporter of coerced family planning is the Times'
Anthony Lewis, whose hobby until about mid-1988 seemed to be condemning
Jerry Falwell for mixing religion and politics while praising
anti-apartheid Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa for getting into
politics up to his neck.
The same Anthony Lewis excused the 1975 forced march of three million
people from Pnomh Penh because, as he said, it was being done to build
"a vision of a new [Communist] society," and branded
objections to the atrocity from the United States as "cultural
arrogance." In 1987, he acknowledged that the Chinese population
control program includes forced abortion and sterilization, but stated
that "The propriety of the methods used to discourage children is a
fair question. But outsiders should not make ringing statements about it
without understanding the reality of the problem China faces."
The Current Situation and
The Slaughter Continues.
The policies of China's family planning program are still being
rigorously enforced. Third or fourth babies are automatically slated for
abortion. Second babies are also killed if they are conceived less than
a fixed period of time after the first usually four or five years.
The one-child policy, as it is currently applied, is summarized by
Central Committee Directive Number 7 of 1983: "All state officials,
workers and employees, and urban residents, except for special cases
which must be approved, may have only one child per couple."
A more detailed statement regarding the basics of China's inhuman
population control program is the directive by Shanxi Province Communist
Party Chief Zhang Boxing, issued on July 10, 1983: "Those women who
have already given birth to one child must be fitted with IUDs, couples
who already have two children must undergo sterilization of either the
husband or the wife, and women pregnant outside the Plan must abort as
soon as possible."
This is the essence of 'reproductive choice' in the People's
There are no exceptions to the "one child" policy in the
city, but if couples in the country should have "real
difficulty" with their first child which means that it is a girl
they may be allowed to have a second. Of course, women have no choice
when it comes to being neutered. The official Central Committee policy,
handed down in 1983, dictates that women with one child be fitted for an
IUD, and women with two children be sterilized, whether they want to be
Officials Respond to Criticism.
Predictably, Chinese officials at first blandly denied that forced
abortions or sterilization had ever been a part of their population
control policy, and tried to shift blame by alleging that these coercive
measures were strictly due to the "enthusiasm of local officials
for the population program."
Then, when the growing pile of evidence became too large for them to
ignore, Chinese bureaucrats took the position that any protest against
these brutal actions was meddling in their internal affairs. As early as
January 11, 1985, Chinese embassy aide Shi Chengxun denied reports of
female infanticide and defended his country's coercive population
control program with a statement that was hauntingly familiar to
American pro-lifers; "Precisely because of this important
[population control] policy, the Chinese people's material and cultural
life has been improved, the old have been taken better care of, and
babies have become fewer but healthier."
Perhaps the most comical statement was made by Jin Mingai, mayor of
Daijiawan Village, who claimed that "There is no infanticide here.
The peasants would never drown their own daughters."
The reason that Jin's statement is so funny is that Daijiawan Village
has no girl children at all under the age of twelve.
On March 16, 1989, Ministry spokesman Li Zhaoxing said that "It
is a country's sovereign right to decide its own population
A burst of defensive essays appeared in the English translations of
Chinese magazines following disclosures about their coercive population
programs and the widespread publicity about the mid-1989 Tianenmen
Square massacre. The bottom line of these essays was that "There
are no universal and abstract human rights ... from the Marxist
standpoint, all rights emerge historically and are based on economic
relations in society."
This final statement is the philosophical underpinning for the entire
Chinese program. Several Provincial governments have adopted a program
of compulsory abortion and sterilization for tens of thousands of
retarded women in some districts. In Gansu Province, for example,
official Xiao Shuzi stated that "The purpose of the [compulsory
sterilization] law is to raise the quality of our population and of our
By May of 1990, 5,500 compulsory sterilizations had taken place in
Gansu Province, and officials stated that their goal was to sterilize
most or all of the Province's 260,000 mentally handicapped persons by
the end of 1990.
Dr. Blake Kerr, a physician who has long been involved in civil
rights, reported in early 1989 that coerced sterilizations and abortions
were still widespread in China. They are primarily performed by
"roving birth control teams," whose pay depends upon a quota
system. Dr. Kerr reported that several Tibetan monks witnessed such a
team functioning outside their monastery in Amdo; "All pregnant
women in the village had abortions followed by sterilization, and every
woman of childbearing age was sterilized. We saw many girls crying,
heard their screams as they waited for their turn to go into the tent,
and saw the growing pile of fetuses build outside the tent, which
Merely an 'Image Problem.'
According to Nafis Sadik, executive director of the United Nations
Fund for Population Activities, which helped design and execute the
Chinese population program, such abuses should be halted not because
they are intrinsically immoral acts, but because "the Chinese need
to counter their negative image" in the hope of getting UNFPA funds
reinstated by the United States. This attitude is typical of the
international popcon fanatics the only real evil is a tarnished
All of these measures mean that China's population is aging faster
than the population of any other country in history. By the year 2010,
the elderly retired will outnumber workers. Since China is not a rich
country, this will place an intolerable burden on its economic system.
China is falling into a demographic hole of its own construction.
However, it is quite well prepared to climb out, using the same
Draconian methods it used to dig the hole in the first place. Following
the lead of eugenicists and euthanasiasts like Joseph Fletcher, China's
intellectuals are already preparing mathematical formulas to assess the
'suitability' of its citizens to live.
One such crude assessment table and several possible outcomes are
shown in Figure 50-1.
EXAMPLE OF A CHINESE EUTHANASIA ASSESSMENT TABLE
[A medium text size on your computer's 'view'
setting is recommended, otherwise, the table may be discombobulated.]
Value of Occupation
Possible cutoff score for mandatory euthanasia: 40
Reference: Professor Zhu Wenhua, Fudan
University. "Also On Population Quality." Jingji Kexue
("Economic Science"), Number 4, 1981, page 23. This table is
also shown in Steven Mosher. "Thinking Clear: Forced Abortions and
Infanticide in Communist China." The Human Life Review,
Summer 1985, pages 7 to 34. The first two columns are provided by
Professor Zhu; the possible typical scores are provided by the author.
How easy it is to classify entire groups of people out of existence!
And yet, we Americans cannot look down our noses at these 'barbaric'
Chinese we have been doing the same thing, albeit in a more genteel and
covert manner, for decades. Remember Baby Doe of Bloomington, Indiana?
And Nancy Cruzan? And the thousands of others that have joined them in
death because of their "inconvenience?"
The final result of all of this is predictable and entirely
inevitable. Shortly after the turn of the century, the elderly perhaps
those of a fixed age and those who fail to garner enough 'points' in
tests like those shown in Figure 50-1, will be forced to attend
're-education' sessions that get progressively longer and more intense
until the attendees finally realize the mistake they are making by
continuing to be useless eaters. They will then unanimously 'volunteer'
And who in the United States will applaud then?
Support for Forced Abortion in the United States.
The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of
crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in
concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see its final result.
But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted)
by quiet men in clean, carpeted and well-lighted offices, by quiet men
with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do
not need to raise their voices.
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.
The True Meaning of 'Pro-Choice.'
For more than two decades, the International Planned Parenthood
Federation (IPPF) and many other popcon fanatics have lavishly praised
the Chinese population control program, and have held it up as a model
for other countries including the United States!
At the same time, any pro-life activist who points at China and
raises the specter of reproductive coercion in the United States is
roundly criticized and ridiculed as being an alarmist not only by
pro-abortionists, but by know-little Christians as well.
Pro-lifers are not merely being alarmist. There are concrete reasons
for worry. American scholars have been discussing direct and indirect
coercion in many areas of reproduction for more than 25 years. If
indirect mechanisms for the application of force are successfully
installed, and if they function efficiently and quietly enough, direct
coercion is absolutely inevitable.
As always, this force will first be applied to the handicapped and
weak. Already parents and doctors allow thousands of handicapped
newborns to die of starvation and thirst in this country every year (for
documentation of the spreading practice of infanticide in the United
States, see Chapter 110 of Volume III). And soon, parents may not even
have the choice of bearing a less-than-perfect child.
For example, demographer Bernard Berelson has recommended a Federal
fertility control program that would include childbearing licenses,
temporary or permanent enforced sterilization at the whim of the
government, compulsory sterilization for all men with three children,
and mandatory abortion in many cases if the government saw fit.
Figure 50-2 is a list of quotes made by population controllers in
support of their goal of a program of forced contraception, abortion,
and sterilization in the United States. The reason that so many quotes
are presented is that it is necessary to emphasize that such desires on
the part of the population controllers are not unique to just one or two
individuals most or all of our country's well-known antinatalist
agitators favor mandatory population control measures for the United
QUOTES BY POPULATION CONTROLLERS WHO SUPPORT FORCED CONTRACEPTION,
STERILIZATION, ABORTION, AND EUTHANASIA IN THE UNITED STATES
Though coercion is a dirty word to most liberals now, it need not
forever ... Its dirtiness can be cleansed away by saying it over and
over without apology or embarrassment.
Population controller Garrett Hardin and
Governor Richard Lamm of Colorado. Quoted in " 'Voluntary'
Sterilization?" ALL About Issues. March 1983, page 30.
If parenthood is a right, population control is impossible. If
parenthood is only a privilege, and if parents see themselves as
trustees of the germ plasm and guardians of the rights of future
generations, then there is hope for mankind.
Garrett Hardin. "Parenthood: Right or
Privilege?" Science Magazine. Quoted in Robert G. Marshall. Bayonets
and Roses: Comprehensive Pro-Life Political Action Guide. 1976, 388
Enforced population control need not be feared if people will be
voluntarily responsible in their breeding.
Official of the San Jose chapter of Zero
Population Growth, in a letter to the San Jose Mercury. Quoted in
Elizabeth Moore. "Feminism and Population Control Not Compatible,
Says Germaine Greer." National Right to Life News, November
23, 1981, pages 8 and 11.
[This panel recommends] (1) mandatory abortion for any unmarried
girl found to be within the first three months of pregnancy, and (2)
mandatory sterilization of any such girl giving birth out of wedlock
for a second time.
The 1969 White House Conference on Hunger,
panel entitled "Pregnant and Nursing Women and Infants,"
headed by Planned Parenthood's Dr. Alan Guttmacher and Dr. Charles U.
Lowe of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's National
Institutes of Health (NIH).
Is adolescent pregnancy a disease? We have laws regarding other
epidemics. We have mandatory immunizations, but we have no law
prohibiting motherhood before the age of 14 in our
supposedly-civilized society. We ought to mandate against continuing
pregnancy in the very young say, those less than 14 years."
Minnesota abortionist Jane Hodgson at the
May 28-30, 1980 National Abortion Federation conference in Washington,
D.C. Quoted by Mary Meehan and Elizabeth Moore. "Forced Abortion
Suggested at Clinic Owner's Conference." National Right to Life
News, June 2, 1980, pages 1 and 13.
Each country will have to decide its own form of coercion and
determine when and how it should be employed. At present, the means
available are compulsory sterilization and compulsory abortion.
Perhaps someday a way of enforcing compulsory birth control will be
Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, Former President,
Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Medical World News,
June 6, 1969.
[We recommend] compulsory abortion of out-of-wedlock pregnancies
... payments to encourage abortions ... and compulsory sterilization
for those who have had two children ... Coercion [in population
programs] may become necessary. Such force may be required in areas
where the pressure is the greatest, possibly in India and China.
Planned Parenthood panel, quoted by Richard
D. Glasow, Ph.D. "Ideology Compels Fervid PPFA Abortion
Advocacy." National Right to Life News, March 28, 1985, page
When health insurers do enter the field [of genetic counseling],
some enterprising company may offer to pay for amniocentesis and
abortion, if indicated, but not for subsequent medical care of the
offspring, should abortion be refused.
Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, Medical Genetics
Division, University of Washington. Quoted in "M.D. Predicts Forced
Abortion." National Right to Life News, July 1975, page 4.
As a first step in this direction [of achieving zero population
growth], it would be necessary for the family planning movement to
enlarge its objectives ... from enabling couples to achieve the number
of children desired to inducing them to have a number of
children consistent with a zero-rate of population growth.
Philip Hauser. "Non-Family Planning
Methods of Population Control." From the Proceedings of the
International Conference of Family Planning, Dacca, 1969.
It has been concluded that mandatory population control laws, even
those requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under our
existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently
compelling to endanger the society. A few consider the situation
already serious enough to justify some forms of compulsion ... A
massive campaign must be launched to restore a quality environment in
North America and to de-develop the United States.
Paul Ehrlich, Population, Resources,
Environment (1970). Quoted in Brent Bozell. "Environmental
Inaccuracy: Who Cares?" Conservative Chronicle, June 17,
1992, page 18.
Just as we have laws compelling death control, so we must have laws
requiring birth control the purpose being to ensure a zero rate of
population increase. We must come to see that it is the duty of the
government to protect women against pregnancy as it protects them
against job discrimination and smallpox, and for the same reason the
public good. No longer can we tolerate the doctrinaire position that
the number of children a couple has is a strictly private decision ...
Such laws would serve not only to defuse the population bomb, but also
to protect first-born children against too prolific reproduction by
Edgar Chasteen, author of The Case for
Compulsory Birth Control and a board member of Zero Population
Growth (ZPG). "The Case for Compulsory Birth Control: The Stork is
Not the Bird of Paradise." Mademoiselle Magazine, January
Planning to prevent over-population of the earth must include the
practice of euthanasia, either negative or positive ... Therefore,
since we must restrict the rate of population increase, we should also
be giving careful consideration to the quality as well as the quantity
of people generated ... We doubtless will not get support from all
religious groups and it would be best not to force these and other
disagreeing groups to conform unless non-conformity would affect
society or significant segments of it too adversely.
Robert H. Williams, M.D. "Numbers,
Types and Duration of Human Lives." Northwest Medicine, July
1970, pages 493 to 496.
We are making birth control compulsory because we have compulsory
death control, and we have found you can't have one without the other
... Having compulsory death control, we must have compulsory birth
control, limiting every family to two children.
Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm (of
"duty to die" fame). Quoted in "'Voluntary'
Sterilization?" ALL About Issues. March 1983, page 30.
I am a little discouraged and irritated at the welfare recipient
families growing in size all the time. Those of us who work and pay
taxes all the time shouldn't have to pay for these kids.
Hilmar G. Moore, chairman of the Board of
Human Resources and Chairman of Richmond, Texas, in a February 27, 1980
UPI press report. Quoted in "Welfare Director Advocates Forced
Abortion." National Right to Life News, March 1980, page 19.
I am not afraid to stick by my belief that only those couples who
have the necessary material possessions and sources of income to
ensure an economically secure and safe cradle should allow a pregnancy
to progress to term.
Letter from Dr. Julius Adlam. Medical
News, April 6, 1977. Described in Nancy B. Spannaus, Molly Hammett
Kronberg, and Linda Everett (Editors). How to Stop the Resurgence of
Nazi Euthanasia Today. Transcripts of the International Club of Life
Conference, Munich, West Germany, June 11-12, 1988. Executive
Intelligence Review Special Report, September 1988. EIR, Post Office
Box 17390, Washington, D.C. 20041-0390. $150.00.
I am told by a reliable scholar that a major private health
insurance company is contemplating the policy of requiring
amniocentesis or other acceptable forms of antenatal diagnosis for all
pregnant women holding a policy with the company. If a diagnosis of
congenital defect is made, insurance will be dropped on the potential
child. In other words, abortion will be required ... We have a legal
obligation to protect the unborn from the cruel and unusual punishment
of genetic disease. Surely we need ponder whether the abnormal merit
our protection, even in utero. We now have the possibility, which
means the responsibility, of deciding whom we will admit to the human
Kenneth Vaux, Professor of Ethics at Baylor
College of Medicine. Biomedical Ethics. New York: Harper &
Row, 1974. Pages 51, 58 and 59.
The Ultimate Goal: Compulsive, Sterile Sex.
Paul Ehrlich of Zero Population Growth has recommended with a
straight face that the Federal government allocate funds to develop mass
sterilizing drugs that could be added to the water supply in all major
American cities to curtail or destroy fertility. Dr. Mary Calderone of
Physicians for Social Responsibility takes this atrocity one step
further: she has stated that she wants both contraceptives and
aphrodisiacs added to the water supply.
What a noble vision! Unlimited compulsive, animal-like, sterile sex.
Is this the best that Calderone and her peers envision for the
human race? Is this their idea of the pinnacle of human
Include us out!
The Results of Coercion in the United States.
No woman is forced to abort a pregnancy in this country ... It must
be stated as fact that no one is forced to submit to an abortion, that
the power of the state has not been used in a coercive manner, and
that Americans have not been forced or propagandized into supporting
that which offends their religious beliefs or their moral convictions.
'Rabbi' Charles D. Mintz of the 'Religious'
Coalition for Abortion Rights.
Advocation and Implementation.
Some may claim that coercive programs such as those practiced in the
People's Republic of China could never be instituted in the Land of the
Free and the Home of the Brave.
Bitter experience has already proven such people wrong many times
Under a utilitarian worldview, it is simply not possible to
advocate eugenics and coercive population programs without
Already in this country, we forcibly abort the mentally handicapped,
coercively sterilize the unwanted, and systematically euthanize the
inconvenient. Such individual actions, because they are so universally
repulsive, are committed under a cloak of the strictest secrecy. Only
the family, the doctors, and the judges know, and they aren't telling.
Only when some ghastly foul-up is committed, only when the well-oiled
wheels of death squeak loudly, does the truth reach the light of day.
Forcibly Aborting the Handicapped.
For example, a mentally handicapped teenager was aborted in her
second trimester on October 22, 1981, at the Reproductive Health
Services abortuary in St. Louis. She died following complications due to
She did not give her consent to the abortion. In other words, the
abortion was committed in the absence of her freely willed choice. Yet
the owner of the abortion mill Judith Widdicomb was the Executive
Director of National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). And Frank
Susman, a local American Civil Liberties Union lawyer and "regular
attorney" for the clinic, had petitioned a local court for the
Keep in mind that the NARAL and the ACLU proclaim loudly to anyone
who will listen that they champion "free choice." But, as
always, actions speak louder than words. When the opportunity comes to
force abortions on those who cannot resist, these and other pro-abortion
groups are the first to take advantage of the situation.
Despite their protestations to the contrary, pro-abort groups are the
greatest danger to "free reproductive choice" in the world
Pushing Sterilization on the "Undesirables.'
American population controllers generally confined themselves to
theorizing and philosophizing until the early 1920s, when state and
local governments began to "test" (purely for academic or
fiscal reasons, of course) some of their more apparently innocuous
schemes. These plans, of course, targeted those who had the weakest
voices; the poor and the institutionalized.
Eventually, of course, the population controllers and eugenicists
discovered the simplest and most effective way of preventing the
"less desirable classes" from reproducing widespread
involuntary surgical sterilization.
The first American law mandating the sterilization of 'undesirables'
was passed at the end of World War I. The operations were performed in
"mental health facilities" on "unwed mothers,
prostitutes, petty criminals and children with disciplinary
In 1927, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes delivered the
Court's Buck v. Bell decision upholding the widespread enforced
eugenic sterilization of poor Black women in several states. In his
opinion, Holmes wrote that "We have seen more than once that the
public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would
be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength
of the State for these lesser sacrifices ... Three generations of
imbeciles are enough."
Justice Holmes had once remarked that "I see no reason for
attributing to man a significance different in kind from that which
belongs to a baboon or a grain of sand."
By 1933, thirty states had enacted laws that mandated sterilization
for the poor. These laws were modeled on the Model Eugenical
Sterilization Law, promulgated by Harry H. Laughlin, director of the
Eugenics Record Office. This legislation called for the sterilization of
criminals, mental patients, the retarded, the blind, deaf, diseased, and
alcoholics, and for dependents upon society the homeless, orphans, and
The Nazis, of course, were corresponding with their American
counterparts, and simultaneously enacted the 1933 Law for the Prevention
of Progeny with Hereditary Disease. This law was the basis for Hitler's
race purification program, and was directly patterned after the American
Model Eugenical Sterilization Law.
Forty years later, a Federal court found that, under these laws,
100,000 to 150,000 women were sterilized annually without their
knowledge or consent under these federal programs. From 1924
right up until the early 1970s, more than 7,500 poor men and women were
forcibly sterilized in the State of Virginia alone every
After the initial sterilization programs had been enacted with little
fuss from the public, other eugenicists, sensing that their "window
of opportunity" had arrived, demanded that the American eugenics
program "progress" even further, and as quickly as possible.
Frederick Osborne called for the mandatory segregation of those persons
with birth defects and mental disabilities in state-run institutions.
Even if such unfortunates recovered, a condition of their release would
be mandatory sterilization. Osborne also demanded mandatory
sterilization of all those who carried hereditary disabilities (which
would account for more than 20 percent of the population), and mandatory
contraceptive use by all those whose family history indicated a
predisposition towards serious hereditary defects (another twenty
percent of the nation's population).
The Programs are Gone, But the Racism Remains.
Vestiges of these racist eugenics programs still linger to this day.
The federal government continues to fund 90 percent of the cost of
sterilization of poor women under Medicaid and other family planning
programs, but will not pay for infertility treatments. And poor women
are now being coerced into using the implantable abortifacient NORPLANT.
And, of course, we still have many influential pro-abortion
pro-eugenics scientists calling for enforced sterilization and abortion.
Dr. Cecil B. Jacobson, Chief of the Reproductive Genetics Unit of George
Washington University Hospital, asserts that "I can't imagine any
reasonably responsible person arguing against the abortion of mongols
... If we could tell what fetuses are going to be affected with cancer
in their 40s and 50s, I would be for aborting them now."
And, in a 1979 symposium significantly sponsored by the March of
Dimes, 'bioethicist' Joseph Fletcher claimed that "People who carry
genetic disease should be prevented from having children. We ought, in
conscience, to have a humane minimum standard of reproduction, not
blindly accepting the outcome of every conception. And we ought to act
on our genetic information to prevent the birth of children below that
The only reasons we do not hear more about these quotes is that these
people move in influential circles that most of us never breach, and
that the Neoliberal media hushes up their indiscretions so that the
public never hears about them.
For more information on the racism of abortion (including the
court-ordered use of sterilizing and abortifacient 'contraceptives'),
see Chapter 78.
Although the practice of enforced sterilization has largely been
stamped out, it is interesting to note that Neofeminists commonly use it
as a red herring by tying it to abortion 'rights.' Despite the fact that
they were responsible for the atrocity of forced neutering, one of the
favorite slogans of the Neofeminists is 'NO FORCED STERILIZATION! NO
The quotes and actions of Planned Parenthood and the population
controllers prove conclusively that they are anything but
"pro-choice." They are now irrevocably on record as favoring
mandatory abortion and forced sterilization for women who "breed
In other words, PP and its contemptible ilk obviously favor not just
'abortion on demand,' but also 'abortion on command!'
For information on how our children are being prepared for such
measures, read Chapters 113 and 137 of Volume III, "Home
Schooling" and "Sex Education."
References: Forced Abortion.
 Steven W. Mosher. Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese. New
York: The Free Press. 1983, 317 pages, hardback, paperback. Order from:
Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone:
(703) 586-4898. Mr. Mosher, a Chinese-American scholar who was denied
his Ph.D. because he revealed details of China's forced-abortion policy,
outlines various Chinese government policies and their impacts on the
common Chinese worker and rural dweller. Chapter 9 of his book,
"Birth Control: A Grim Game of Numbers," deals with China's
forced-abortion and one-child policy, which leads also to female
infanticide when the first baby is a girl. Chen Muhua's quote is on page
 Qian Xinzhong, Minister in Charge of the State Family Planning
Commission. "China's Population Policy: Theory and Methods." Studies
in Family Planning. December 1983, Part I, pages 295 to 301.
 Selig Newbardt, M.D., and Harold Schulman, M.D. Techniques of
Abortion. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1977 (Second Edition),
 Steven W. Mosher. "Thinking Clear: Forced Abortions and
Infanticide in Communist China." Human Life Review, Summer
1985, pages 7 to 34. Page 33, footnote 9.
 B. Nossiter. "Population Prizes from U.N. Assailed." New
York Times, July 24, 1983.
 Wenming Su (editor). Population and Other Problems.
Beijing Review Special Feature Series #1. April 1981, 95 pages.
 Conversation between syndicated advice columnist Ann Landers and
the Chief of Staff of the Peking Hospital. Described in Vital Signs.
"An Offer That Can't Be Refused?" National Right to Life
News, October 1974, page 15.
 Erik von Keuhnelt-Leddihn. "Thoughts About the Family."
Human Life Review, Winter 1980, pages 73 to 85, footnote 9.
 John S. Aird. Slaughter of the Innocents: Coercive Birth
Control in China. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute,
1990, 196 pages. An excellent and detailed look at the history of
coercive population policies in China since the Revolution of 1949.
 Steven W. Mosher. "A Mother's Ordeal." Reader's
Digest, February 1987, pages 49 to 55. A heartrending first-hand
account of how one mother is forced to abort her third-trimester baby.
Another article that describes how poison is injected into the
fontanelles of newborns is Alex Shoumatoff. "The Silent Killing of
Tibet." Vanity Fair, May 1991, pages 76 to 80.
 Michael Weisskopf, The Washington Post, January 6-8,
 This information was gleaned by the author from personal
interviews with more than thirty citizens of the People's Republic of
China during their visits to the United States.
 Steven Mosher. Broken Earth. New York: Free Press, 1983.
 Michael Weisskopf. "China's Birth Control Policy Drives
Some to Kill Baby Girls." The Washington Post, January 8,
1985, page A1.
 "China's Population Policy is Proving to Be
Effective." Beijing Review (English Edition), November 6-12,
1989, pages 42 to 44.
 Steven W. Mosher. "China's Coercive Population Program
Continues: Part II." National Right to Life News, December
17, 1987, page 7.
 "Forced Abortion, Infanticide Reported in Tibet." The
Wanderer, April 6, 1989, page 2.
 Richard Glasow, Ph.D. "Pro-Aborts Work Overtime to Break
RU-486 'Quarantine.'" National Right to Life News, November
30, 1989, pages 6 and 11.
 Mary Meehan. "Women as Guinea Pigs." National
Catholic Register, April 30, 1989, page 4.
 Debra J. Saunders, Los Angeles Daily News. "NOW's
Shrillness Becomes Embarrassment to Feminism." August 7, 1989, page
 Jim McFadden's Introduction to the Human Life Review,
Summer 1985, page 3.
 "Interview: Garrett Hardin." Omni Magazine,
June 1992, pages 56 to 63.
 "Rich Boy Ted Turner Pushing Population Control." ALL
News, April 1984, page 40. Also see International Dateline,
 "Honors and Accolades: Third Annual Awards Dinner a
Smashing Success." Better World Letter, Volume 4, Number 4.
 International Items. "Successful Infanticide Earns Praise
in China." June 11, 1983, page 31. The New York Times
praises China's mass killing of newborn girls.
 Anthony Lewis of the New York Times, quoted in "The
Week." National Review, September 20, 1985, pages 12 and 14.
 "The Week." National Review, May 27, 1988, page
 Chinese embassy aide Shi Chengxun. Quoted in the Washington
Post, January 11, 1985, and the Conservative Digest, March
1985, page 31.
 Jin Mingai, mayor of Daijiawan village. Quoted in Nicholas D.
Kristof, New York Times News Service. "Birthrates in China
Beg Question: Where Are the Girls?" The Oregonian, Sunday,
June 23, 1991, page A14.
 Quote in Ann Scott Tyson, Christian Science Monitor News
Service. "China Seeks New Image for Population Effort." The
Oregonian, January 27, 1989, page A8.
 Yi Ding. "Opposing Interference in Other Countries'
Internal Affairs Through Human Rights." Beijing Review
(English translation), November 6-12, 1989, pages 14 to 16.
 Xiao Shuzi, quoted in Nicholas D. Kristof. "Chinese Region
Uses New Law to Sterilize Mentally Retarded." New York Times,
November 21, 1989, page A1.
 Washington Times, May 21, 1990. Quoted in "Chinese
Sterilization of Retarded Proceeds Apace." ALL About Issues,
June-July 1990, page 10.
 C.S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters. New York: Macmillan,
1964. Page ix.
 New York Times News Service. "China Adamant on Birth
Control." The Oregonian, March 17, 1989, page A9.
 'Rabbi' Charles D. Mintz. Quoted in "Abortion and the
Holocaust: Twisting the Language." 'Religious' Coalition for
Abortion Rights, 100 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002,
telephone: (202) 543-7032. 1987, 24 pages. This booklet is stylishly
written and laid out on only the best paper. It features five short
essays by apostate 'Jews' and phony 'Christians' that are masterpieces
of Doublethink and propaganda. This booklet should be mandatory reading
for any pro-lifer who wants insight into just how clever and downright
sneaky pro-abort propaganda can be.
 "Girl Dies Following Abortion in Clinic of National
Abortion Rights Action League Executive Director." National
Right to Life News, November 9, 1981, page 12.
 Stephen J. Gould. The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W.W.
Norton, 1981. Page 335. Also see the Washington Post of February
23, 1980, "Over 7,500 Sterilized in Virginia."
 United States Supreme Court decision Buck v. Bell, 274 US
200 (1927), at 207.
 Supreme Court Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, quoted in
Richard Hertz. Chance and Symbol. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1948. Page 107.
 Robert Lipton. The Nazi Doctors. New York: Basic Books,
 Allen Chase. The Legacy of Malthus: The Social Costs of the
New Scientific Racism. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, pages
316 and 349.
 Relf v. Weinberger, 372 F.Supp.1196(D.D.C1974), remanded
for modification, sub nom Relf v. Matthews, 403 F.Supp.1235
(D.D.C.1975). Also see the "Women's Guide to Reproductive
Rights." American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom
Project, 1981. Page 23.
 Frederick Osborne of the American Museum of Natural History,
Preface to Eugenics. New York, Harper and Row, 1940. Page 35.
 Cecil B. Jacobson, Chief, Reproductive Genetics Unit, George
Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Psychology Today,
September 1975, page 22.
 'Bioethicist' Joseph Fletcher, during his address of the second
national Symposium on Genetics and Law, held in May of 1979 in Boston
and sponsored by the March of Dimes.
References: Forced Abortion.
Howard M. Bahr, Bruce A. Chadwick, and Darwin L. Thomas (editors).
Population, Resources, and the Future: Non-Malthusian Perspectives.
Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah 84601. A general
examination of the myths associated with overpopulation and big
families. This book also examines some of the Draconian population
control policies of the past, present, and those seriously proposed for
Human Life International. Project Population Myths.
36 pages, June 1992. This fact-filled booklet aggressively debunks
the eight primary myths set forth by the population controllers: The
earth cannot feed us, the exponential growth rate is a population time
bomb, planet Earth is too small, excessive population is incompatible
with national economic health, Earth does not have enough natural
resources, contraception and abortion are necessary, population growth
causes severe environmental impacts, and the Chinese forced-abortion
program is a good policy. Available from Human Life International,
7845-E Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879.
Jacqueline R. Kasun, Ph.D. The War Against Population: The
Economics and Ideology of Population Control.
1987, 338 pages. Order from Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Avenue,
Harrison, New York 10528, or from Green Hill Publishers, Post Office Box
738 Ottawa, Illinois 61350, telephone: (815) 434-7905. One of the most
popular myths of our time is the Malthusian notion that the world's
population is exploding, so that disaster is inevitable (even imminent).
Therefore, the population control fanatics state as fact that
governments and individuals have the duty to control procreation, no
matter what means are necessary. The population controllers use billions
of our tax dollars to advance U.S. "contraceptive imperialism"
all over the world. This book examines and effectively debunks the basic
assumptions of the international population control network.
Steven W. Mosher. Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese.
New York: The Free Press. 1983, 317 pages, hardback, paperback.
Order from: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174,
telephone: (703) 586-4898. Mr. Mosher, a Chinese-American scholar who
was denied his Ph.D. because he revealed details of China's
forced-abortion policy, outlines various Chinese government policies and
their impacts on the common Chinese worker and rural dweller. Chapter 9
of his book, "Birth Control: A Grim Game of Numbers," deals
with China's forced-abortion and one-child policy, which leads also to
female infanticide when the first baby is a girl.
United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). Annual
Detailed information on the UNFPA's activities, to include current
programs, the organization's opinions regarding current general world
population trends, and future plans (generally over the next five
years). Population control programs are described by sectors, regions
and countries. Special headquarters activities and global projects are
also described. Order from the United Nations Fund for Population
Activities, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, New York 10017.
United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). Inventory
of Population Projects in Developing Countries Around the World.
Issued annually in English and French. 932 pages. Includes
information on multilateral organization assistance, bilateral agency
assistance, regional organization assistance, and non-governmental
organization and other assistance in more than one hundred developing
countries throughout the world. Each citation includes basic demographic
data, the government's view regarding population control measures,
mortality, morbidity, international migration, fertility, nuptiality,
and family information. Each citation also has a detailed list of
information on each population control program going on in the country.
For instance, the 1989/1990 Annual listed information on 114 projects in
the People's Republic of China alone. Order from the United Nations Fund
for Population Activities, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, New York
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