A decision taken by couples as to the number and spacing of their children.
The decision taken by governments or other agencies that couples should have no more than a certain number of children, followed by measures to enforce this. In 1952 the International Planned Parenthood Federation was founded at a meeting in Bombay. Among the eight national family planning bodies present were the British Family Planning Association and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In the same year the Population Control Council was founded in New York by John D. Rockerfeller III. Both organisations were committed to spreading alarm about the consequences of population growth and to pressing for population control policies.
Paul Ehrlich is something of a celebrity in the population control world. Lets look at what he said in his book, The Population Bomb, September 1971. On pages 130 - 131, he writes:
"The first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size. Those of you who are appalled at such a suggestion can rest easy. The option isn't even open to us, since no such substance exists. If the choice now is either such additives or catastrophe, we shall have catastrophe. It might be possible to develop such population control tools, although the task would not be simple. Either the additive would have to operate equally well and with minimum side effects against both sexes, or some way would have to be found to direct it only to one sex and shield the other."
As for pesky (non-white) folks in places like India, Ehrlich was less patient. On pages 151-52, he favored "sterilizing all Indian males with three or more children," and with the direct help of the U.S. government. "We should have volunteered logistic support in the form of helicopters, vehicles, and surgical instruments," advised Ehrlich. "We should have sent doctors to aid in the program by setting up centers for training para-medical personnel to do vasectomies."
Was this "coercion?" asked Ehrlich. Of course, but it was "coercion in a good cause."
Today, Ehrlich remains an icon, holding a plum spot at Stanford as the Bing Professor of Population Studies. Because he's a liberal, a "progressive," the 78-year-old has gotten away with this, much like Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood matron, who ran a "Negro Project," spoke at a KKK rally, labeled certain pesky people "human weeds" and "imbeciles" and "morons," and preached "race improvement."
When Dan Savage, an American homosexual author and commentator was asked during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (in Australia), he had this to say:
Population control: "
There's too many Goddam people on the planet. You know, I'm pro-choice, I believe that women should have a right to control their bodies. Sometimes in my darker moments, I'm anti-choice. I think abortion should be mandatory for about 30 years.
In retrospect, Savage might try to insist that he was only joking but this ideology and mentality is gaining ground and lets not forget it is actually practiced in China.
International Planned Parenthood is a major promoter and facilitator of population control around the word.
It's interesting to note the Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, who along with his wife runs the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and has funnelled millions if not billions into population and 'reproductive rights' programmes which invariably means abortion. The apple does not fall far from the tree. Bill Gates father was the head of Planned Parenthood.