Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Obama White House Advises 'Green' Abortions

President Obama's science czar, John Holdren: "Compulsory control of family size is an unpalatable idea, but the alternatives may be much more horrifying."

UPDATE 1/23/14: President Obama Praises Abortion on Roe 41st Anniversary

UPDATE 1/28/14: Secret ObamaCare Abortion Fees Make President Obama a Liar

UPDATE 4/27/13: President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood

UPDATE 4/2/12: President Obama Makes New Promise to Fund Killing Babies

UPDATE 3/3/12: To Cut Costs, Lower Birth Rate, Says White House

-- From "Obama science chief: Abortion can save planet" by Jerome R. Corsi © 2009 WorldNetDaily 9/21/09

Despite the claims of some media watchdogs, President Obama's science czar contended in a textbook he co-authored that involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under certain conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by "climate change."

[Holdren's textbook "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment"], last revised in a 1977 edition, was co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Anne.

The authors also advocated abortion as an acceptable form of population control and proposed that the best survival strategy for a pregnant woman is to abort her baby.

"When performed today under appropriate medical circumstances by a qualified physician … abortion is much safer than a full-term pregnancy," Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.

Instead of publishing a new edition now that Holdren has risen to the position of White House science czar, Holdren and his White House supporters have tried to distance him from the views expressed in the book, arguing it is now more than three decades old.

Moreover, a statement released by the White House argued that while the textbook discussed compulsory methods of population control, including forced abortion and sterilization, the Ehrlichs and Holdren never advocated involuntary birth control but preferred milder, voluntary population control measures.

A close reading of "Ecoscience," however, shows the authors clearly stated their acceptance of abortion as an effective population-control technique.

"An abortion is clearly preferable to adding one more child to an overburdened family or an overburdened society, where the chances that it will realize its potential are slight," Holdren and the Erhlichs argued on page 760 of the 1977 edition of "Ecoscience."

"There is little question that legalized abortion can contribute to a reduction in birth rates," the authors wrote on page 761. "Liberalization of abortion policies in those countries where it is still largely or entirely illegal is therefore justifiable both on humanitarian and health grounds and as an aid to population control."

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From "GOP Congressmen Say Science ‘Czar’ Should Explain His Views" by Christopher Neefus, CNSNews.com 9/21/09
White House science adviser John Holdren should return to Congress to explain his views, including his notion that a baby that has already been born might “ultimately” become a human being if given the proper resources.

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told CNSNews.com that the “science czar” should “absolutely” come back to explain his views, and more than a dozen other GOP congressmen nodded in agreement.

Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), co-authored the books “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions” (1973) and “Ecoscience” (1977) with Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, renowned population control advocates.

In the former, published by W.H. Freeman Company, Holdren and his coauthors said a born baby might “ultimately develop into a human being.”

In Chapter 8 of the book, called “Population Limitation,” the three argued for legalized abortion as a means of keeping the global population in check. In that context, they wrote: “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being.”

The Senate confirmed Holdren for his position in April, but no senators questioned him about his views on when a baby becomes a person.

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The following is an excerpt from many interesting comments by John Holdren -- click here for more from Holdren.

“Individual rights must be balanced against the power of the government to control human reproduction. . . . neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce. Where the society has a 'compelling, subordinating interest' in regulating population size, the right of the individual may be curtailed. Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?”

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