Skip to comments.Holdren: Seize babies born to unwed women
Posted on 09/30/2009 1:37:13 PM PDT by Mind Freed
Obama science czar John Holdren stated in a college textbook that "illegitimate children" born to unwed mothers could be taken by the government and put up for adoption if the mother refused to have an abortion.
Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, argued that "illegitimate childbearing could be strongly discouraged" as a socioeconomic measure imposed to control population growth.
As previously reported, WND has obtained a copy of the 1970s college textbook "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment" that Holdren co-authored with Malthusian population alarmist Paul R. Ehrlich and Ehrlich's wife, Anne. The authors argued involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by "climate change."
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That’s nothing, Obama let babies born alive die of neglect in hospital closets gasping for air for hours.
He is correct that we need to discourage unwed motherhood, but his approach leaves a lot to be desired, especially the abortion angle.
He should read a book called “Nudge” by Cass Sunstein.
Not susrprising and in fact, I truly believe a fair number of Americans would agree with this.
I don’t think people realize how far this country has gone to destroy the family unit.
Climate change has nothing to do with the weather. It is smoke and mirrors to impose State controls on your very existence.
If I'm not mistaken, the state already has the authority to seize children and dispose of them as it sees fit -- albeit with the formality of something that suggest due process.
That's one step away from requiring that U.S. citizens beg their Government for permission to have children.
..may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by "climate change."
Is there anything that can not be rationalized away by the leftists, who clearly display their arrogant and elitist beliefs that they know better than everyone else?
For all the talk of learning from past human mistakes of the twentieth century, it appears that the only folks who have not learned--whether through inability due to sub-standard intelligence or through willful refusal--from the moral failures of the twentieth century are the so-called "progressives" who, rather than trying to enable the progress of human freedom and liberty, choose to obstruct and impede it.
...don't know of him? You'd better.
This is a bit late. Zombietime had the text online a few months ago...
This was a Berkeley textbook from the late 70’s...
Scary stuff. Apparently, there was a “crisis” back then that “justified” thinking like a totalitarian...
Let’s not forget that shortly after Obama put him in (as far as I know, he was confirmed...is not a czar) he advocated the idea of shooting pollution into space to counter global warming.
Delete the abortion part and Id bet a fair amount of Freepers would agree.
I agree that there is a huge problem with the numbers of unwed mothers in the country. However, just as I believe that there is an absolute problem with the health care industry... The government is not at all the answer to anything.
And how about the woman’s right to choose ruse?
Notice how things change in order for liberals to meet their wacko goals. The entire liberal dogma is nothing but lies.
Then require people to take personal responsibility for their actions.
You'd be amazed at how quickly the illegitimacy rate would decline.
More Population Bomb junk.
Liberals keep proving why they are the biggest hypocrites alive.
Works for me, but goes against the whole left-liberal victimhood thing, which = wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I mean really, you expect me to know how high or low to put my thermostat, who to get health care from, what kind of car to buy, or... God forbid... How to spend my own money?
Hmmmn - given that the most dangerous lace in the world is between a female and her child, perhaps we should have Holdren do the taking of those children.
It hardly seems fair for Holdren to place others in such a risky place merely to further his agenda. As an intellectual and an academic, surely he would understand.
We need to encourage marriage between men and women. And that’s not just because the company I work for makes Invitation Software.
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