Is this change profitable to certain particular nations?

The report of the National Security Council prepared in 1974 under the direction of Henry Kissinger, offers some disturbing insights on this point ( - Kept secret until 1989, this report estimates that it is indispensable to the security of the United States to establish a policy of demographic control in the countries of the Third World. Alongside the pill and sterilization, mention is also made of abortion.

Moreover the report subtly remarks:

"And the US can help to minimize charges of an imperialist motivation behind its support of population activities by repeatedly asserting that such support derives from a concern with

a) the right of the individual couple to determine freely and responsibly their number and spacing of children and to have information, education, and means to do so; and

b) the fundamental social and economic development of poor countries in which rapid population growth is both a contributing cause and a consequence of widespread poverty."1


  1. This quotation comes from p. 115 of the Report. See also pp. 22, 101, 117, etc., of the same Report.

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