President Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren Once Backed Forced Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 14, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

President Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren Once Backed Forced Abortions

by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 14
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — 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 "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."

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