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New 'Science Czar' is From a Different Planet
May Forecast Things to Come With 'Obamacare'
Contact: Liberty Counsel Public Relations Department, 800-671-1776
WASHINGTON, July 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- As the debate over President Obama's socialized healthcare plan heats up, the depth of his radicalism is becoming more evident. John Holdren, Obama's recent choice for "Science Czar," provides the latest and perhaps most troubling example of extremism. In the name of population control, Holdren has advocated both forced abortion and compulsory sterilization through government-administered tainting of the water supply.
In a 1977 book he co-authored, called "Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment," Holdren called for a "Planetary Regime" to enforce mandatory abortions for population control and limit the use of natural resources. Holdren wrote: "There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated. It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."
Holdren writes that "a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable. The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares within their regional limits." He states that "sterilizing women after their second or third child" may be more practicable than sterilizing men and proposes a "long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin" at puberty and then "might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births."
He queried: "Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?" He wrote "that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution."
Mathew D. Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, commented: "The new science czar's scheme for a 'Planetary Regime' that would force pregnancy and coerce abortion under some bureaucratic population control master plan is beyond extreme. Where in the world does President Obama find these people? No wonder Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to condemn China's inhumane one-child policy. The people with whom the President has surrounded himself are the most extreme abortion advocates on the planet. We cannot continue on this path of human destruction. God is just, and His justice will not sleep forever."