Former Planned Parenthood president : use “coercion” to reduce population

Alan Guttmacher, who became president of Planned Parenthood in 1962 was also the Vice President of the American Eugenics Society until 1963, He said:

“I would like to give our voluntary means of population control full opportunity in the next 10 to 12 years. Then, if these don’t succeed, we may have to go into some kind of coercion, not worldwide, but possibly in such places as India, Pakistan, and in Indonesia, where pressures are the greatest… There is no question that birth rates can be reduced all over the world if legal abortion is introduced.”

Alan Guttmacher “Family Planning: The Needs and the Methods” The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 69, no. 6 (June, 1969)

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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