U.S. Population Control
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This paper argues that there are three very valid reasons why the U.S. should not engage in any activity that limits population: (1) The world's growth rate is slowing and there is a vast difference between "population control" and family planning; (2) the idea of population control may be racially and ethnically motivated and, (3) more morally important, the government has absolutely no right to control conception or birth much as Communist China has done in its two-children family regulations. The author questions who would be selected or appointed to head such a Population Control mandate were it ever to come to pass and who would do the appointing? The paper supports population protection and education but never population control.
From the Paper:"In a now infamous and declassified document issued under the signature of Henry Kissinger in 1974, he sent a memorandum to the Secretaries of Defense, Agriculture, the Director of the CIA, the Deputy Secretary of State and the Administrator for the Agency for International Development, stating that "The President has directed a study of the impact of world population growth on U.S./ Security and overseas interests..." It is the first known document that spells out the fear of some American politicians for world over-population, not so much what it would do to those nations, but how over-population might harm the "interests" of America."
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