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In Beyond Conception: Our Children's Children, Martha Willing of Population Dynamics, Seattle, Washington illuminates the meaning of tax decentives within the context of population control programs.
"One by one, as individuals come to accept Stop at Two for themselves, the need to persuade and coerce others will also develop," states Mrs. Willing.
The "three stages of mutual legislation coercion" include the removal of a $700 tax deduction for third and fourth
children (2) replace incentives ''to breed" with incentives and rewards
for small families (3) "to penalize deliberate violations of a small family norm,
and to set up controls which prevent such violations."
In order to be democratic or uniformly totalitarian, Mrs. Willing suggests that tax decentives for upper and middle-class parents be matched by turning the screws on welfare families with excess fertility. The author also includes programs limiting free public schooling for two children per family and the granting of college scholarships to parents with only one or two
And what about punishments for violators?
Again, after the third child is born, both mother and father will have to present themselves at the hospital to undergo sterilization procedures, If the couple does not appear, or if only one appears, there will be NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED to the third child, but instead a third-child paper. The mother can be tattooed or marked to signify a third birth to any subsequent doctor. Instead of the missing parent, THE CHILD CAN BE STERILIZED ON THE SPOT, insuring that this undue share of the gene pool will not be carried forward.“ (p. 174) (Editor's Note: the only thing more physically revolting then having to read the above paragraph is having to print it.)
According to Mrs. Willing, half of the battle of coercion is won since we have birth certificates which state who had had children and how many. She therefore sees little difficulty in persuading couples wishing to obtain the birth certificate for child No. 3 to either sterilize themselves or agree to abort all subsequent children.
A moratorium on the use of Federal funds to sterilize minors and legal incompetents is currently in force until new Federal guidelines are put into effect about September 1st.
The Coalition has petitioned Casper Weinberger, Secretary of HEW to extend the moratorium to include abortion of minors without parental consent and the use of experimental drugs on minors and legal incompetnets for the purpose of temporary sterilization and/or as an abortifacient agent. We have also asked for an impartial investigation of agencies receiving Federal funding such as Planned Parenthood which is currently involved in both the aborting of minors without parental consent and the use of experimental birth control techniques on minors and the retarded. Planned Parenthood Films
The OEO has funded three films produced by Seattle's Planned Parenthood Center for Moms and Dads. The first of the sex education series is "Old Enough to Know". Other
films will be directed at pre-teens and mature adolscents and their parents. OEO Legal Services Lawyers and Abortion Litigation
On June 21, 1973, Congressman Hogan detailed the antilife activities of certain DEO Legal Services lawyers and proposed an amendment to the pending legislation which would prohibit the Legal Services Corporation from providing legal assistance to any proceeding or litigation relating to abortion. (For full statement and working of final amendment see the Congressional Record - June 21, 1973, H5129-H5131).
Evidence linking OEO legal services attorneys with cases attacking anti-abortion statutės in New York and California were clearly documented. Additional evidence related to OEO attacks upon parental rights and the constitutionality of antiabortion statutes, as well as support for aborting minors without parental knowledge or consent.
The House voted 301 to 68 to accept Hogan's amendment to the Legal Services Corporation Act.
“U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Cooperative Extension Service"
On the evening of February 22, 1973 the Cooperative Extension Association of Chemung County (N. Y.) co-sponsored a workshop entitled “Issues in Population" with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Tier.
Publicity sheets announcing the program bore the letterhead:
Cooperative Extension Service - New York State
U. S. Department of Agriculture Packets distributed to the teachers at the workshop included Guttmacher's "The Tragedy of the Unwanted Child", "The Viewers Guide to Population and the American Future, Kathryn Horsley's (Population Reference Bureau) Sources, Resources: Population Education, and an assortment of other PP-WP and PRB materials.
The film shown prior to the lecture was 1985, a dramatized news broadcast reporting on the environmental disaster
brought about by over population and associated ills. Produced by Metromedia, the film is distributed by the Denver Chapter of ZPG.
Lectures included Prof. J. Mayone Stycos of Cornell University. Professor Stycos is a technical consultant to the Population Reference Bureau. In September 1972 he received a grant of $13,629 to study "DIOCESAN MOBILIZATION AGAINST ABORTION LAW REFORM" from the DHEW's National Institute of Health,
Mrs. Sally Auman, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Population Affairs, Cornell University also spoke on population change.
The program was moderated by a local Planned Parenthood physician.
Jane Callahan, president of Chemung County Right to Life has protested the use of tax funds for such programs and demanded a full investigation of the financing, staffing, and salaries of the Chemung County Coop-Extension Association.
This workshop is the outgrowth of PERSPECTIVES FOR THE 70's, developed by the Program Planning and Development staff of Cornell in cooperation with other agencies including the program staff of the Extension Administration and designed for state-wide (N. Y.) educational programs. Among the priority areas" for Cooperative Extension Service in this decade is Population Growth, Dispersion, Control.
The pilot project in population-communication has been in operation for MORE THAN ONE YEAR. Sponsor of the project is COSPA/NY (Communications Specialists in Population Affairs/New York).
Funding for the project is derived mainly from the International Population Program of Cornell University directed by Professor J. M. Stycos, as well as from the Extension Administration and the Human Ecology College. Total budget for 8 month pilot project - $13,900.
COSPA/NY chose to use the Cooperative Extension Service in its opening phase because of the agency's built-in-statewide communication network. Project objective: to explore the possible roles for extension agents in the areas of population-family planning.
In the past two years, N. Y.'s Cooperative Extension Agency has been "orientating" its agents in these fields particularly through special sessions at annual conferences. In late 1971, the agency's director approved the training of agents and paraprofessionals in family planning communication. Population-family planning are seen as being easily integrated into Extension 4-H programs and nutritional programs for low income groups.'
To prepare agents, a notebook POPULATION AFFAIRS AND NEW YORK STATE was prepared by COSPA/NY. This "guide" intended for the long Range Planning Committees of the Coop-extension staff include in its table of contents; A Plan for Study: Population and the American Future, and assortment of P. P.-W. P. and Population Reference Bureau literature, and tapes by Stycos, Cole and Guttmacher. Notebook topics include abortion, family planning, population control. These population family planning "services will eventually be extended to all counties of New York State."
Funding for state Coop-Extension Services is shared by State Governments, county governments and the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Extension programs include 4-H youth development, home economics and special programs for low income people.
In a letter to Sen. Schweiker of Pennsylvania intended for the U. S. Coalition for Life, Edwin L. Kirby, Administrator for the U. S. D. A. Extension Service stated: (1) The U. S. D. A. has no policy on family planning or
population control education. Any state university Extension Services conducting such programs are doing so "in response to the expressed needs of the citizens of those
states ..." (2) Informal, out-of-school extension programs are authorized,
under Smith-Lever legislation (as amended). (3) The U. S. D. A. has made no survey of the State Exten
sion Services to determine if they are conducting any family planning education programs. "The Department
does not have this information." (4) "The role of the agricultural Extension agents is entirely
educational. No agent would ever distribute contracep
tive devices. (5) There are presently no plans for the D. A. to assume a
role in family planning, in population control or in abortion referrals.
Answers to (4) and (5) are in reference to a Planned Parenthood reprint of January 1972 entitled, "Agricultural Aides: A New Manpower Resource" by Jean Brand, Extension Education Specialist with the Extension Service of the U.S.D.A. The article is based on a graduate thesis and reflects the author's views and not necessarily those of the U.S.D.A. or the Extension Service.
Of interest is Brand's outline of mechanisms by which the U. S. Department of Agriculture via the Extension Service could become involved in the family planning field. Recommendations include the announcement by the U.S.D.A. that it would support funding for such programs; getting local extension committees to relay their "interests" in such programs to State Extension Services; and getting ECOP (Extension Committee on Organization and Policy) to create a "consensus" favoring such involvement.
The U.S.D.A. currently employs more than 9,000 agricultural aides in its nutrition education programs reaching more than 1.7 million people, mostly low income women.
Objective of the program would be to have these aides trained in family planning education, the information would thus be incorporated into their presentations and the aides could then make appropriate referrals to family planning agency for their problem.
ACTION LINE The Coalition has requested that Mr. Kirby, the head administrator of the U.S.D.A.'s Extension Service to:
(1) Conduct a survey of State Extension Services to assess the degree, if any, of such agencies in family planningpopulation education programs and make the results of such a survey available to the public.
12) To investigate whether or not ECOP has taken up the question of including such programs as a matter of policy into existing Extension programs including the nutritional aldes projects
(3) To state whether or not the U. S. Department of Agriculture is considering supporting, directly or indirectly,
this cy's involvement in family planning or population Education programs.
Support for Coalition action may be directed to: Mr. Edwin L. Kirby, Administrator and Earl L. Butz, Secretary of Agriculture USDA, 14h St.-Independence Ave. SW Washington, D.C 20250
"East-West Center - Hawaiian Population Control Base"
The East-West Center is "An Educational Institution of the Government of United States of America in Cooperation with the University of Hawaii".
Formally known as the Center for Cultural and Technical Inter-Change Between East and West, the Center was established by Congress in 1960 to promote better relations and mutual respect between the U.S. and the Nations of Asia and the Pacific
In 1971, the E-W Center's Communication Institute, one of five institutes conducted by the Center, received a grant from USAID for the establishment of an international popula tion communication center. "A major goal of the resource base is the training of population program communication specialists, planners, and administrators primarily through scholarship and workshop programs. The activity of the E-W Communication Institute is coordinated with the E-W Population Institute and the University of Hawaii.
The official organ of the E-W Communication is the IEC Newsletter (Information, Education, communication in popula' tion) Address: 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Anti-Baby Propaganda Center
The following sampling of "messages" from the Communication Center were selected from five IEC Newsletters. Without exception, the messages are anti-large (anti-moderate) size family. They are distinctly pro-population control including pro-sterilization and pro-abortion. July, 1972 Contents included:
Promotion for Rockefeller Report
P. P.'s comic book, Facts of Life
those who are planned ... planned ... planned ... Population posters on spacing children like you space
bananas Snakes and Ladders - P. P. style game with such label
ing as "Tired, Sick Mother" vs "Strong Nation" Population Reference Bureau - Jr. High and Secondary
School population texts
January, 1973 - Contents included:
laying on an ancient symbol beneath which is
unplanned child and its value as a family-planning
song in the mass media. Population Council's Walt Disney Family Planning Film
strip - modified Indian version. "Paste Your Umbrella' student population control book
let • India Poster Contest Winner's themes include, Make Love Not Babies, Population Explosion and Two are Enough • P.P.'s Love ...
Carefully posters and stickers March, 1973 - Contents include:
Promotion of condom sales
Anti-large family posters from Afghanistan
Promotion of condom sales
ington University in D.C.
ACTION LINE All IEC Newsletters contain anti-life references. To date the EW Communications Center has never published any pro-life Information sent to it by the Coalition over an extended period of 15 months.
All these newsletters and workshops and scholarships are funded by the Federal Government, and promote an idealogy which many Americans find repugnant.
The Director of the E-W Center has been notified by tele gram that if there is no immediate balance brought into the newsletter and workshop programs, the Coalition will move for appropriate Congressional action beginning in September to cut oft shelr population funding.
"American Psychological Association" TASK FORCE ON PSYCHOLOGY, FAMILY PLANNING AND POPULATION POLICY
The Fam-Pop Task Force of the American Psychological Association began in December 1969, following the creation of the Task Force by an APA Council Resolution. Funding for a March workshop to discuss the role of psychologists in this area was provided by Rockefeller's Population Council. A questionnaire was submitted to the APA membership to measure the degree of interest and research, training, and service areas related to population, and members were encouraged to get on the Population Council mailing list. Suggested abortion readings include D. Callahen's Law, Choice, and Morality (Population Council grant) and R. Hall's Abortion in a Changing World.
Listed among the Task Force consultants are Sidney H. Newman, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist Administrator at the Center for Population Research of the NICHD, and Vaida Thomp son of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Dr. H. P. David, AIR/Transnational Family Research Institute.
In 1971, the Population Council funded the 2nd invita tional workshop at Berkeley on "Psychological Measurement in Studies in Family Planning". The Ford and Rockefeller Foundations also announced a Program in Support of Social Science and Legal Research on Population Policy, with a maximum one year award of $50,000.
Recommended population resources listed in the Task Force newsletter of December 1970 included Planned Parenthood, the Population Crisis Committee and the Population Reference Bureau.
The "different shows" Guttmacher refers to will be based on the following topics (each having been given a separate discussion period):
Parenting: Adolescent Health Problems
On March 27-28, 1973 the Children's Television Workshop, creators of "Sesame Street" met with a number of family planners to discuss topics including contraception, abortion and sterilization. The Family Planning Task Force was one of seven groups assembled with writers and staff personnel of CTW, each meeting held at separate times, over a period of three months.
In his Friends of P. P. May 4 Newsletter, Dr. Alan Guttmacher described a portion of the discussion as well as the attitudes of the participants relating to contraception and abortion.
According to Dr. Guttmacher, most participants in the "free and frank" discussion agreed that the topics be handled "openly and sympathetically". "One participant suggested that abortion be mentioned at least 16 of the 26 hours to detoxify the viewing audience from cultural shock at the word" he states. One of the show's producers upon hearing Ella McDonald of N.Y.'s Human Resources Administration discuss the predica ment of a pregnant eight-year old and the distress of the staff when the mother refused to have the child aborted, suggested the episode be included in their script.
“The plan is to integrate family planning as an important segment in several different shows rather than isolating it as a separate topic. The television amateurs were reminded by the professionals of the value of repetition," concludes Dr. Guttmacher. (all emphasis added)
"Cartooning and Population Control"
Last year, the Population Institute's Population Communication Center (475 Riverside Dr., N.Y., N.Y. 10027) sponsored a $5,000 award for the best 30 minute script on population control produced on prime-time television between Sept. 72 and Jan. 73.
This year, the Communication Center has launched a contest for cartoonists through several major cartoonists' societies. The goal – use of cartoons in the mass media to influence and persuade in the area of population control and family planning.
"Planned Parenthood and Media TIME.ANK S“
Richard K. Manotf, ad man for Planned Parenthood and a member of Dr. Louis Helman's Population Committee, has complained that despite the approval of the Advertising Council, some stations have turned down his broadcast spots.
In a statement carried in Advertising Age (10/30/72), Manoff suggested that Congress require radio tv stations to set
aside 10% of their total commercial time for public service in formation on such things as family planning, education, etc ... The public service "time bank" would be administered by a non-political, new public corporation.
This system could be used by such "starved" govern men programs as HEW's family planning services, Manoff suggested. (Editor's note: Just a little bit of humor, folks!)
"Law and Population Programme"
In 1970, the Agency for International Development contracted with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University (administered with the co-operation of Harvard University) to establish a Law and Population Programme, at a cost of $640,000
With its main thrust directed at the development of a reporting network on legal data from developing nations, the Programme has also conducted seminars and initiated in-depth national studies on how the law effects human fertility behavior (ex. laws restricting distribution or importation of contraceptives or laws prohibiting contraceptive sterilization and/or abortion.) Currently, it is compiling and analyzing country monographs and in co-operation with UNESCO is sponsoring an inter-regional workshop to teach "population dynamics" in law schools.
Programme Director Luke T. Lee also serves on the United Nations Fund for Population Activities enabling the agency to co-ordinate its activities on an international scale - activities which will culminate in the 1974 World Population Conference for which the Programme is preparing reference documentation.
While the earlier newsletters of the Programme repeatedly emphasized the U.N. declaration that family planning is a basic human right, the developing orientation of this group is clearly directed along population control lines in which all means of
fertility control including abortion, sterilization and contracep tion are supported by law.
For example, the May 1973 newsletter briefly described the legal maneuvers of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) at its Indian Ocean Regional Seminar at the University of Ceylon in July, 1972 at which time the IPPF recommended that countries in the region set up special committees to study the feasibility of liberalizing present laws regard ing "pregnancy termination".
Such an admission is of critical importance to pro life agencies since the U.S. Agency for Internation Develop ment is the major source of funding for the IPPF. Secondly, the IPPF has maintained that where abortion is illegal, its policy is merely to insure medical aid in cases of incomplete abortions backed up by contraception pro visions. (See Abortion - Classification and Techniques, published by the IPPF, 18-20 Ļower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4PW, England Price $1.00).
The IPPF is currently funding Law and Population Pro jects in Latin America including a Mexican venture begun in 1972
ACTION LINE Pro-life attorneys and other legal personnel may obtain additional information on the Programme by contacting Mr. Lee at Tufts University, Medford, Mass. 02155.
"Rockefeller Foundation and Abortion and Dr. Know-LES."
On March 14, John H. Knowles, President of the Rockefeller Foundation addressed the National Advisory Council of the Center for Family Planning Program Development, in New York City. The CFPPD is the Technical Assistance Division of Planned Parenthood-World Population.
The subject: An affirmative Response of the Health System to the Supreme Court Abortion Decision.
According to Dr. Knowles, the key ingredients in securing implementation of the S.C. mandate involves (1) an informed public policy and (2) an effective action program. Thus enabling a capacity load of from 1,200,000 to 1,800,000 killings a year throughout the nation to take place.
Part of the public education program would include promoting the advantages of the early detection of the presence of the child within the womb and then as promptly and efficiently as the “health services" could react, destroying that child, with tax funds if necessary.
While forcing anyone to have an abortion or to perform an abortion is not indicated by the S.C. decision, Dr. Knowles suggests that the "service" must be available and accessible to those who need and want them. Unless communities take the necessary steps to make abortion facilities readily available and accessible, it is "unfortunately", predictable that legal and other pressures will be brought to bear to compel the existing institutions (including hospitals and health institutions with religious affiliations) to meet community needs. RF and Population Control
In the June 1973 issue of RF Illustrated, Dr. Allan C. Barnes, Vice-President of the Rockefeller Foundation attacks the problem of how to reach "the ignorant, the uneducated, and the lowly motivated" with the New Malthusian Gospel according to the new St. Paul.
"Do not tell me what the Old Testament says, because the Old Testament was written on the flat side of the curve" (referring