What Population Growth Reduction Programs Entail in Practice: Expert

Certain elitists and the United Nations believe the world is overpopulated, and so population growth needs to be reduced. However, population control programs in many countries often use forcible methods, said Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute.In the view of billionaires, such as Bill Gates, with the exception of Elon Musk, the world is overpopulated; notably they believe there are too many poor people, Mosher said on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program. However, since the 1990s the phenomenon of population collapse is seen in the industrialized nations in Europe, the Far East, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, which means that the population fertility rate is below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman, Mosher said. A population needs on average 2.1 children per woman to replace itself from one generation to the next. “Over the last 25 years, that depopulation, that below replacement fertility, has spread everywhere throughout the world. Almost all the countries in the world now are having too few babies to replace themselves, with the exception of some countries in Africa.” But, Africa faces the problem of very high infant and child mortality rates so African couples naturally want to have three to five children so that two or three of them will reach adulthood, Mosher said. In the United States, before Roe versus Wade was passed in 1973, there were about 4 million pregnancies each year and almost all of them resulted in live births, Mosher said. After Roe versus Wade, there still were 4 million pregnancies but a third of them ended in abortion, he added. At that time, the birth rate in the United States dropped below the replacement fertility rate every year with one exception when it claimed to be 2.1 in all racial groups, Mosher said. However it plummeted again after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said. Mosher hopes that after overturning Roe versus Wade life will be respected again in about half of the states and the birth rate will begin to come back up close to the replacement rate. Children are the only future that family, community, and the nation has, he added. “If you have too few children, you are on a path to basically die out over time.” United Nations Population Fund The United Nations headquarters building in New York is seen from inside the General Assembly hall on Sept. 21, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Pool/AP Photo) Since 1969, when the United Nations Population Fund was established, the foreign economic aid that wealthy developed countries offered to poor countries has come with strings attached—namely aid recipient countries must have in place a population growth control program, often called population stabilization, Mosher said. “Poor countries, which want the foreign aid to help them develop economically, have gone along with the program.” For example, the Kenyan government, because of foreign pressure, implemented a program with a goal to reduce the birth rate to 2.5 children by such means as legalized abortion and forced sterilization of women who had given birth to two or three children, Mosher said. The program includes a massive distribution of contraceptives, often abortifacient, which overturns the pro-life, pro-family mentality of the Kenyan people, he added. Since the inception of population control programs 50 years ago, birth rates in third world countries have declined dramatically, Mosher said. However, agencies promoting such programs have billions of dollars at their disposal, and tens of thousands of employees, and they will not “fold up our tents and go home,” he added. Even if a fertility rate goes down to 1.3 or 1.4 children, which means absolute population decline, they will continue their programs because the population controllers believe that there is no room on the earth for 7 billion people, Mosher said. They said in their writings that the proper population of the world is about 1 billion, “which raises the question of what they’re going to do with the other 6 billion of us over time,” he noted. In 1974, the U.S. National Security Council produced a report, known as “The Kissinger Report” (pdf), analyzing the implications of world population growth. Among the consequences of the rapid population growth in third world countries, The Kissinger Report listed the potential radicalization of these nations due to the large proportion of youth in their populations and international immigration. “The young people, who are in much higher proportions in many LDCs [less-developed countries] are likely to be more volatile, unstable, prone to extremes, alienation, and violence than an older population. These young people can more readily be persuaded to attack the legal institutions of the government or real property of the “establishment,” “imperialists,” and “multinational corporations,” the report said. “Migrations into neighboring countries (especially those richer or more sparsely settled), whether lega

What Population Growth Reduction Programs Entail in Practice: Expert

Certain elitists and the United Nations believe the world is overpopulated, and so population growth needs to be reduced. However, population control programs in many countries often use forcible methods, said Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute.

In the view of billionaires, such as Bill Gates, with the exception of Elon Musk, the world is overpopulated; notably they believe there are too many poor people, Mosher said on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program.

However, since the 1990s the phenomenon of population collapse is seen in the industrialized nations in Europe, the Far East, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, which means that the population fertility rate is below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman, Mosher said.

A population needs on average 2.1 children per woman to replace itself from one generation to the next.

“Over the last 25 years, that depopulation, that below replacement fertility, has spread everywhere throughout the world. Almost all the countries in the world now are having too few babies to replace themselves, with the exception of some countries in Africa.”

But, Africa faces the problem of very high infant and child mortality rates so African couples naturally want to have three to five children so that two or three of them will reach adulthood, Mosher said.

In the United States, before Roe versus Wade was passed in 1973, there were about 4 million pregnancies each year and almost all of them resulted in live births, Mosher said. After Roe versus Wade, there still were 4 million pregnancies but a third of them ended in abortion, he added.

At that time, the birth rate in the United States dropped below the replacement fertility rate every year with one exception when it claimed to be 2.1 in all racial groups, Mosher said. However it plummeted again after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

Mosher hopes that after overturning Roe versus Wade life will be respected again in about half of the states and the birth rate will begin to come back up close to the replacement rate. Children are the only future that family, community, and the nation has, he added. “If you have too few children, you are on a path to basically die out over time.”

United Nations Population Fund

Epoch Times Photo The United Nations headquarters building in New York is seen from inside the General Assembly hall on Sept. 21, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Pool/AP Photo)

Since 1969, when the United Nations Population Fund was established, the foreign economic aid that wealthy developed countries offered to poor countries has come with strings attached—namely aid recipient countries must have in place a population growth control program, often called population stabilization, Mosher said.

“Poor countries, which want the foreign aid to help them develop economically, have gone along with the program.”

For example, the Kenyan government, because of foreign pressure, implemented a program with a goal to reduce the birth rate to 2.5 children by such means as legalized abortion and forced sterilization of women who had given birth to two or three children, Mosher said. The program includes a massive distribution of contraceptives, often abortifacient, which overturns the pro-life, pro-family mentality of the Kenyan people, he added.

Since the inception of population control programs 50 years ago, birth rates in third world countries have declined dramatically, Mosher said. However, agencies promoting such programs have billions of dollars at their disposal, and tens of thousands of employees, and they will not “fold up our tents and go home,” he added.

Even if a fertility rate goes down to 1.3 or 1.4 children, which means absolute population decline, they will continue their programs because the population controllers believe that there is no room on the earth for 7 billion people, Mosher said. They said in their writings that the proper population of the world is about 1 billion, “which raises the question of what they’re going to do with the other 6 billion of us over time,” he noted.

In 1974, the U.S. National Security Council produced a report, known as “The Kissinger Report” (pdf), analyzing the implications of world population growth.

Among the consequences of the rapid population growth in third world countries, The Kissinger Report listed the potential radicalization of these nations due to the large proportion of youth in their populations and international immigration.

“The young people, who are in much higher proportions in many LDCs [less-developed countries] are likely to be more volatile, unstable, prone to extremes, alienation, and violence than an older population. These young people can more readily be persuaded to attack the legal institutions of the government or real property of the “establishment,” “imperialists,” and “multinational corporations,” the report said.

“Migrations into neighboring countries (especially those richer or more sparsely settled), whether legal or illegal, can provoke negative political reactions or force,” The Kissinger Report stated.

Henry Kissinger is a former Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations and a trustee of The Trilateral Commission.

Abusive Population Control Program in Peru

Steven Mosher said that the Institute he leads has documented coercive population control programs in about 40 countries.

For example, in Indonesia the military hunt women who already have two children and take them in for mandatory sterilization, Mosher said. “Vietnam went to a two-child policy, which was enforced by forced sterilization and forced abortion [but] many of the other countries didn’t go that far.”

A forced sterilization program introduced in Peru in the 1990s was tied to receiving foreign aid from the United States, Mosher said. As a result of this program 300,000 women were sterilized, he added.

Peruvian women who did not undergo sterilization and children of those women were denied access to the government-provided healthcare and government food subsidy program, Mosher said.

“Doctors and nurses in Peru were given quotas of women to bring in each month for sterilization, on pain of losing their jobs unless they comply.”

The coerced sterilization targeted mostly the poor Indigenous population not the descendants of Spanish colonizers of Peru, he said.

“It’s always the majority sterilizing the minority, the ethnic minority, the religious minority.” In China, ethnic minority Tibetan or Uighur women are subject to sterilization, not the Han Chinese population which is the dominant ethnicity in China, Mosher said.

Shuangwang, CHINA: A Chinese A Chinese “one-child policy” billboard saying, “Have fewer children, have a better life” greets residents on the main street of Shuangwang, China, on May 25, 2007. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP via Getty Images)

China led the way in population growth reduction because of its one-child policy, the program that heavily used forced abortion even at 7, 8, or 9 months of gestation, Mosher said. This policy led to “a massive killing of baby girls before birth and after birth” which caused a shortage of young women in China, as well as massive abuses in terms of forced sterilization, the expert explained.

Despite the abuses, the UN Population Fund, in 1983, honored then head of China’s family planning program with the highest award for achievements in population stabilization, Mosher said. “They actually held up China as a model for other countries in the world.”

Mosher went to China in the 1980s when he was a social scientist at Stanford University, as one of the group of 50 scholars–the first tranche of American scientists selected to go to China.

“The society that is normally closed to foreigners was uniquely, for a very short period of time, completely open to me.”

Mosher was in China when its one-child policy began and followed women arrested by the Chinese regime for the crime of being pregnant with an illegal second, third, or fourth child.

Those women were taken to a camp where they were held for days and weeks, and subjected to “grueling propaganda and brainwashing sessions,” Mosher said.

Next,” they were taken to a local medical clinic, which had been turned into an abortuary for this period of time, and they were all given lethal injections into the womb to kill their unborn children.”

“As if that wasn’t enough pain and suffering, they were then sterilized. It was an assembly line of butchery,” said Mosher who was present in the operating room and witnessed the events.

Babies of women who were already in labor when they arrived, were killed with an injection of formaldehyde into the soft spot of the child’s skull administered as soon as the baby’s head was crowning, Mosher said.

The Chinese regime could not get local doctors to perform these procedures so they had to bring in military doctors from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to do abortions, sterilizations, and killing of babies, he explained.

Over the years 1980 to 2016, when the one-child policy was in effect, 400 million abortions were performed ”which means the 400 million unborn and sometimes newborn children were sacrificed,” Mosher said.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ended the one-child policy in 2016 when a labor shortage in the country reached 4.1 million workers, Mosher said.

However, the CCP has not released its grip on the Chinese population growth control as it reinstated the two-child policy that was in place prior to 1980.


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Ella Kietlinska is a reporter for The Epoch Times focusing on U.S. and world politics.


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