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Research in Prostaglandins - Published by the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, 222 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, Mass. 01545 and the population Intormation Program of George Washington University Medical Center, 2001 S Street, N.W. Suite 702, Washington, D.C./No Charge.
Contains data on the clinical use of prostaglandins in fertility control research 1970-1972. The report based on studies involving endogenous prostaglandins, human tissue IN VITRO, and animals was financed by the U.S. Agency for International Develop ment (AID).
World Health Organization and Human Reproduction Research – Pro-life physicians will be particularly interested in the WHO's projects relating to fertility control. Projects involving abortifacient research, the implantation process, sperm regulation, ovulation detection, and the sequelae of abortion and vasal occlusion.
The WHO has initiated a number of task forces in these and related areas concerning human reproduction, and has established at least 20 reproductive research centers including one in Los Angeles at Women's Hospital, USC Medical Center (prostaglandins).
Pro-life physicians and researchers wishing to obtain additional information concerning membership on such task forces and participation in WHO's program should write: Richard Wilson, M.D.
Human Reproduction Unit
Center for Disease Control: Abortion Surveillance Report - published by the Department of HEW and available without charge from: PHMHA, Center for Disease Control, Epidemiology Program, Family Planning Evaluation Branch, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
Well known abortion advocates and abortitoriums make contributions to this government publication. Pro-life input is necessary and should be sent directly to CDC Director, David J. Sencer, M.D. after reviewing samples of the report.
Abortion Research Notes published by the International Reference Center for Abortion Research, 8555 – 16th St., Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Available on request. The Center was organized in mid-1972 by the Washington Office of AIR/Transnational Family Research Institute. Leading abortion advocates such as Dr. M. Potts and Dr. C. Tietze sit on the IRCAR international advisory board.
This publication is an excellent source of anti-life references and information.
Population Dynamics Quarterly – A new publication of the International Program for Population Analysis. Available on request from the Smithsonian Institute, Interdisciplinary Communications Program, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036. (English, French or Spanish editions issued simultaneously.) Family Planning/Population Reporter – A Review of State Laws and Policies. Published bi-monthly by Planned Parenthood. Available on request from: Center for Family Planning Program Development, 1660 L. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Provides an excellent listing of current legislation related to abortion, contraception, sterilization and population control. Also included is information on hearings, health and welfare policies, court decisions and government programs in the above areas. Editorials antilife bias throughout. Population Report – Available on request from: The Population Information Program, George Washington University Medical Center, 2001 S St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009. Program funded by AID. Information on a variety of topics related to fertility control including prostaglandins, abortion, and intrauterine devices. Order information by topic.
The Great American Stork Market Crash by Frances Frech. Published by Liguori Publications, Liguori, Mo. 63057 $1.50. One of the finest pro-life works on population control. The author is Missouri's representative on the National Right to Life Committee, Inc. The Best of Father Paul Marx, author of the classic, The Death Peddlers is now on cassettes. Topics include abortion and euthanasia. For details write: Right to Life, 2550 Via Tejon, Palos Verdes Estates, Cal. 90274, Tel. (213) 378-5243. Natural Family Planning editor's packet. Excellent material for newsletters and general membership. Write: Human Life Founda tion, Larry Kane, Director, 1776 K. Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Population Growth – The Advantages by Colin Clark. Find population resource book which is as readable as it is accurate and informative. A companion guide to Robert Sassone's Handbook on Population. Order both from L.I.F.E., 900 N. Broadway, Suite 725, Santa Ana, Cal. 92701.
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The Rockefeller Population Packet
The Anti-Lifers Invade the Classroom
Randy Engel, Editor
Vol. 3 No. 6 Spring, 1974
Published by: U.S. Coalition for Life Educational Fund • Box 315, Export, Pa. 156
S. 1708 H.R. 11511 A PROLIFE GUIDE TO FEDERAL ANTILIFE ABUSES
Coalition Testimony on H.R. 11511 - March 8, 1974
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON S. 1708 AND H.R. 11511
Mr. Chairman: Members of the subcommittee: I am Randy Engel, Executive Director of the United States Coalition for Life, and I am offering this testimony on HR 11511, the Health Revenue Sharing and Health Services Act of 1973 on behalf of the United States Coalition for Life, an international research agency and clearing house on all aspects of population control and so-called government "family planning" legislation and programs. My remarks will be directed primarily to Title III, The Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1973. Background
in order that my testimony be viewed in its proper context, I wish to comment briefly on the manner in which the public hearings on HR 11511 were conducted and my general observations and experience with its companion bill in the Senate, S. 1708, the Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1973, now before the Labor and Public Welfare Committee.
The interest and concern of the United States Coalition for Life in the Senate and House version of the Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1973 and similar measures is a matter of public record.
On May 8, 9 and 10, 1973 the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare held public hearings on HR 11511's companion bill S. 1708.
As with the similar hearings on family planning population control such as the pioneer Gruening Committee hearings on S. 1676 of the mid-60's an Cranston hearings on S.J.R. 108 calling for a national policy of "population stabilization", the hearings on S. 1708 were carefully orchestrated so as to produce an overwhelming record in favor of continued and expanded federal family planning-population programs.
On the afternoon of May 10, 1974, the last day of the hearings, I was permitted approximately twelve minutes of hearing time to present an oral summary of my testimony for the U.S. Coalition for Life as part of a "pro-life" panel of approximately one hour duration.
My full testimony consisted of a summary of violations of the 1970 Family Planning and Population Services Bill (Tydings Act) by governmental and private entities and a
documented brief in support of the charges which was given to Senator Alan Cranston, at the conclusion of my oral presentation, for inclusion in the final record.
Gentlemen, the record for S1708 hearings have been published. I draw your attention to the fact that not only was my documentation excluded but that there is no indication that such documentation is contained in the files of Senator Cranston's subcommittee office. I am sure you would welcome Senator Cranston's explanation on this matter should he chose to reply.
CALL FOR CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION My testimony on S. 1708 was designed not only to substantiate charges of violations of the Tydings Bill but moreover to provide the impetus for a full Congressional investigation of the multitude of abuses of government population control programs which run the gamut from abortifacient research to violations of civil and constitutional rights, from fertility control experimentation on the poor to promotion of the Sangerite credo and others.
Since my appearance before Senator Cranston last year, there have been three major events to support such an investigation of the entire spectrum of federal family planning population control programs, namely (1) the involuntary sterilization of two black girls in Montgomery, Alabama and welfare women in Aiken County, South Carolina, (2) the National Institutes of Health investigation and debate on fetal experimentation and (3) federal grand jury indictment of Louisiana's Birth Control Czar, Joe D. Beasley, M.D. for alleged mishandling of $12.2 million in federal family planning grants.
*As of May 20, 1974 H.R. 11511 (incl. Title III) has been withdrawn and H.R. 14214 (Title 1l - the Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1974) offered as a substitute bill. It is scheduled to go before the full House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce for markup. No hearings are scheduled by Rep. Rogers' Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment.
Thus far Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Casper Weinberger has chosen to evade a Coalition request for an impartial investigation, referring the matter instead of the office of Louis Hellman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs.1.2 Likewise, Senator Henry Jackson of the Subcommittee on Governmental Activities has refused to take up the matter. 3 We are currently exploring other avenues including of course you, Representative Rogers, as both sponsor of HR 11511 and chairman of the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment, So much for S. 1708.
Now let us turn briefly to the matter of public hearings on HR 11511 held for six days beginning on Thursday, February 14th and concluding on Friday, February 22, 1974. As ! mentioned earlier, our interest in bills related to family planning and population control are a matter of public record.
On November 1, 1973 I received a reply from clerk W. E. Williamson of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce to my request to testify at future hearings related to federal family planning programs including H.R. 3381 (Mr. Dellums).4
Similarly on November 5th I received a communication from Lee S. Hyde, M.D. also a committee staff member confirming hearing information on H.R. 6021 (Mr. Deliums) and H.R. 6139 (Mr. duPont). 5
Additionally I understand that members of Life Lobby Inc.
met with Representative Rogers on January 22, 1974 and expressed an interest in testifying at future sub-committee hearings on family planning and related measures. Their names were to be added to the clerk's register.
How is it then, that with the exception of Msgr. McHugh of the USCC, neither the U.S. Coalition for Life, or Life Lobby nor any other independent pro-life group was informed of the hearing date or invited to give testimony on H.R. 11511 while a litany of well-known anti-life agencies including Planned Parenthood and Zero Population Growth were given an opportunity to air their views on this piece of legislation. I believe a detailed explanation of the reason for omitting pro-life groups' testimony at the public hearings should be entered by the Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Paul Rogers and Committee Clerk Williamson, since there appears to be some disagreement as to who is responsible for the "oversight". Such an explanation is necessary to dissipate fears that the hearings were "rigged" so as to make an overwhelming case for continued and expanded family planning and population control programs via H.R. 11511 or the Administration bill sponsored by Javits in the Senate (S. 1632) and to silence the opposition to such measures. 6
I hope this background information will be helpful to all subcommittee members and that it will provide a suitable backdrop for my remarks on H.R. 11511.
TITLE III - THE FAMILY PLANNING AND POPULATION RESEARCH ACT OF 1973
The official position of the United States Coalition for Life – in principle and in practice - is one of opposition to Title 11l - the Family Planning and Population Research Act of 1973 and all similar measures which feed the ever expanding population control bureaucracy of the Federal Government leading to a host of anti-life programs and practices. Such activities continue to flourish even amidst specific congressional legislation designed to curb such abuses.
| welcome this opportunity to highlight some of the more gross violations of the Tydings Bill and to support my charges with the necessary documentation. So that I may be assured that my documentation will not meet with the same fate as the documentation provided for S. 1708, I have attempted to
keep such material to the minimum needed to substantiate my charges. Additional documentation of footnoted materials is available to both the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee as well as the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee.
VIOLATION OF ABORTION PROHIBITION AMENDMENT
The 1970 Family Planning and Population Service Act (P.L. 91-572) contained the following provision:
(Title X. "Sec. 1008 None of the funds appropriated under this title shall be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.'')
The Conference Report accompanying the FY 1972 HEW Appropriations Act (P.L. 92-80, 92nd Cong.), 1st Sess. (1971) expressed the following intent:
“The Committee of Conference is agreed that in population research, the prohibition in Title X of abortion as a method of family planning should not be construed so as to prevent scientific research into the causes of abortion and its effects H.R. Rep. No. 92-461, 92nd Congress, 1st Sess. 8 (1971)."
The question of violation – of the spirit and letter of the Abortion Prohibition Amendment therefore, involves three basic criteria.
First, the definition of abortion as used in the amendment.
Second, the overall intent and language of the abortion prohibition amendment.
Third, the overall intent and language of the Conference Committee Report section on "scientific research ... First – At the time of the passage of the Abortion Prohibition Amendment the following definition of abortion by the Department of HEW was known to be in effect.
Abortion "all the measures which impair the via bility of the zygote at any time between the instant of fertilization and the completion of labor constitute in the strict sense, procedures for inducing abortion." (U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, publication 1066 (Washington, 1963), p. 27)
No distinction is made between surgical techniques and abortion accomplished by drugs or devices. Thus, it would appear that any drugs or device whose primary mode of action
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was abortifacient in nature would be precruded from family planning programs in which abortion was prohibited.
Thus the Abortion Prohibition Amendment posed a dilemma for those who wished to incorporate abortion measures (parti
cularly non-surgical methods) into family planning programs funded under Title X, and at the same time desired to avoid charges of violating the prohibition.
The impass was resolved by a re-defining of abortion and related terms by the Department of HEW.
In November 1973, Family Planning Digest, a publication of the Bureau of Community Health Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of HEW, edited by Planned Parenthood - World Population, published "A Glossary of Family Planning Terminology."
The glossary was approved by the National Family Planning Forum in May, 1973 and was developed by the Forum's Committee on Terminology chaired by Dr. Louise B. Tyrer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Other Committee members included Dr. Lu Davis (N.J.), Dr. Theodore Scurletis (N.C.), Dr. J. King Seegar (MD.) and Frederick S. Jaffee of P.P. - W.P. (N.Y.)
The glossary includes the following terminology: Conception - Implantation of the blastocyst. Not synonymous
with fertilization (from Obstetric Gynecologic Terminology.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists). Fertilization Union of the male sperm cell and the female
ovum. Pregnancy - State of a female after conception until termina
tion of gestation. Abortion - Expulsion or extraction of all (complete) or any
part (incomplete) of the placenta or membranes without an identifiable fetus or with a live born infant or a stillborn infant weighing less than 500 gm. In the absence of known
weight, an estimated length of gestation of less than 20 completed weeks (130 days or less), calculated from the first day of the last normal menstrual period may be used. Abortion is a term referring to the culmination of the birth
process before the twentieth completed week of gestation. Fertility Regulation - Medical and nonmedical techniques that
enable individuals to engage in voluntary planning and action to have the number of children they want, when and if they want them. These techniques include contraception, infertility diagnosis and treatment, abortion and sterilization.
Similarly, on November 16, 1973, the National Institute of Health of the Department of HEW published "Protection of Human Subjects" in the Federal Register (Vol. 38, No. 221). The NIH glossary included the following definitions: Pregnancy - encompasses the period of time from implanta
tion until delivery ... Fetus - means the product of conception from the time of
implantation to the time of delivery from the uterus. Having then re-defined conception and pregnancy as beginning with implantation rather than fertilization, early abortion techniques which go under the euphanism of "menstrual extraction" or "hormonal interception"> or "post-conceptive fertility contro18 or abortion achieved by drugs such as Diethylstil. bestrol (DES) (Morning-after-pill) or by devices such as the IUD9, 10, 11
are permitted to be funded under Title X, Sec. 1008.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND TITLE X FUNDING
Secondly, let us examine the language and intent of the Abortion Prohibition Amendment.
On February 14, 1974, a memo was sent from the Education and Public Welfare Division of the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress to the Honorable John H. Dent (acting under a request from the U.S. Coalition for Life).
The substance of the memo centered upon the funding of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles under the Tydings Act (1970 Family Planning and Population Services Act).12
The memo reads in part,"... please note that the question pertaining to P.P. - L.A.'s performing abortions or providing abortion counseling is not mentioned. Since P.P. - L.A. is funded through the Tydings Act, SUCH ABORTION RELATED ACTIVITIES AS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Therefore, that particular question is not germaine." (emphasis added)
I believe that the CRS memo accurately reflects both the letter and the spirit of the Abortion Prohibition Amendment.
The question of abortion-related activities of PP-LA IS germaine since Planned Parenthood – Los Angeles engages in such activities, while receiving funding under the Tydings Act. I ask that the contents of the attached article "The Abortion
be examined with great care by this subcommittee. Reporter, Roger Rappaport of New Times makes two
serious charges against PP-LA. I quote in part
"Planned Parenthood-Los Angeles was violating the terms of its federal grant in two ways. First, it was receiving a second payment for "psychological testing and evaluation" of abortion patients, not permissible under the terms of its grant. Second, it was failing to report this income to the federal government. Both these violations could result in termination of the government funding. More important, if there was appropriation of unreported revenue by an executive of a federally funded organization, this could lead to felony prosecution."
The Coalition believes that it is the responsibility of this subcommittee, prior to reporting HR11511, to thoroughly investigate this charge of abuse and misuse of Title X funds and if necessary subpoena the records of PP-LA officials and the evidence of Mr. Rappaport as outlined in his article.
However if such an investigation is to have any meaning at all, then PP-LA's activities must be viewed in the larger context of the Policies and programs of the parent agency
Planned Parenthood – World Population, New York City.
The role of Planned Parenthood-World Population in abortion is candidly discussed by the agency's medical director George Langmyhr, M.D., in an article by the same name written in 1971.14 | enter this article in full as part of my testimony.