July 15, 2009 7:21 PM
Obama science czar: backed forced abortion, sterilization
How to deal with the fact that Obama has created a completely unaccountable infrasructure outside the traditional Cabinet by appointing well over 20 czars who report only to him and whose salaries he controls? We don't know much about these people and what we do find out is not because the Government-Controlled Media did any research.
The Science Czar is certainly one to beware of:
President Obama's Science Czar John Holdren Once Backed Forced Abortions
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor
July 14, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Another nominee of President Barack Obama is coming under fire for taking an extreme position in favor of abortion. This time, John Holdren, whom Obama appointed to become Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is accused of backing forced abortions and population control.
Holdren will become Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Informally, the position is known as the Science Czar.
In a book Holdren co-authored in 1977, Obama's nominee wrote that women could be forced to have abortions whether they wanted them or not.
Holdren also said the population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs put into the nation's food or water, advocated the taking of babies from single mothers and giving them to couples, and said that people who "contribute to social deterioration," such as minorities or other so-called undesirables, should be forced to have abortions.
Holdren also called for a "Planetary Regime" that would rely on an international police force to force people in nations across the globe to submit to these forced abortion and other political policies.
Although some skeptics say the claims are untrue, several Internet web sites have published photographs, scans, and transcriptions of pages in the book Ecoscience, where Holdren's claims originally appear.
Holdren co-wrote the book with Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich, well known population control advocates.
"The scans and photos are provided to supply conclusive evidence that the words attributed to Holdren are unaltered and accurately transcribed," pro-life columnist Michelle Malkin says in response. "No one in their right mind would say such things."
Vision America president Rick Scarborough also commented on the news.
He noted that the term czar originally referred to an autocratic ruler with despotic powers - the very antithesis of democracy.
"That's the way Obama's czars operate," he told LifeNews.com. "His czars are unelected and unaccountable. They have too much money and power, and are remaking America in ways none of us could have imagined."
Remember the old battle cry: Question Authority? Well now the Obama Regime is the authority and we conservatives are the ones who must do the questioning - especially as the ObamaMedia is covering for him big time.
The completely close-minded Left is - unbelievably! - accusing true journalists of "making stuff up." But Michelle Malkin and others are running actual scans of the book Ecoscience:
My syndicated column below contrasts the Left's "unease" over the evangelical Christian faith of NIH director-designate Francis Collins with its radio silence on the eco-zealotry of Obama science czar John Holdren. But first, some late-breaking developments: As Zombie notes, the White House has responded to rising blogosphere unease with Holdren's cultish ideas by pooh-poohing Holdren's co-authorship of the nutball manifesto, Ecoscience. Team Obama told the Washington Times that Holdren "never has been an advocate for policies of forced sterilization." Never? Whom do you believe: the White House or your own eyes?
Image source: Zombie
Holdren lists this book as one of his claims to fame in his current resume (CV)
I'll tell you, families of people with disabilities better get wise to the idea that our loved ones are at risk under Obama's health plan and the regime's utilitarian point of view.
I am......horrified!!!!!!! What is going to happen to my children in their adult years?! What kind of world are they going to inherit?
Forced sterlization... abortion... there will be fewer and fewer people going into the medical field if they are forced into these awful procedures.
Posted by: Lisa | July 15, 2009 11:08 PM
Stuff like this makes me want to stay out here in the backwoods, never see a doctor, and cut myself off from the world....
I don't think all of this will come to pass, certainly not in the next 3 years.
But I do think that nationalized health care could be really, really bad.
Mandatory screening for genetic defects, followed by the government being willing to pay for an abortion but not a birth. They might tell you you have to abort, but I doubt they would force you to. Yet.
No infertility treatment--including lifesaving drugs for babies that have already been conceived, especially if their mothers already have at least two children.
Sterilization necessary to qualify for certain types of government aid.
Mandatory "pregnancy vaccine" for girls over 11, and government workers and people in certain other fields with more than one child.
I sure hope I am wrong.
Posted by: ycw | July 16, 2009 8:09 AM
I've been worried since the day that I gave birth to a child with DS that private insurance companies would require prenatal testing for genetic/other birth defects and would deny coverage for any children allowed to be born once those 'problems' were discovered. I am even more worried that if the US gov't is the insurance company that existing children will drop right to the bottom of the list once care is rationed (and make no mistake: care will be rationed).
Keep sounding the alarm, Barbara!
Posted by: Jill S | July 16, 2009 9:24 AM
Did you read the NYT article by Peter Singer that advocating rationing? The ethicist Wesley J Smith has a good response.
Posted by: Lauren | July 16, 2009 9:57 AM
Nazi Germany all over again.
Posted by: Libby | July 16, 2009 11:12 AM