The Revitalized Eugenics Movement & the FDA’s Role
Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
On July 29, 2011 the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health sounded the population alarm bell in the international science journal, Science, advocating for international contraception efforts to be funded by wealthy countries. On August 1, 2011 the Obama administration announced its plan to force health insurers, beginning in 2013, to pay for “free” birth control for all U.S. women, including free birth control pills, morning after pills, sterilization, and any other “FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling.” Americans should understand that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is well-versed in eugenics theory, as both of her elite psychiatrist parents have headed the American Eugenics Society. We are rapidly moving toward the time when government bureaucrats issue regulations to determine which fetuses, at five weeks of age, are genetically fit enough to be born.
A Brief History of Eugenics
The goal of eugenics is to utilize science to improve the genetic composition of a population. The elite eugenics ruling class is terrified of rapid population growth in “undesirable genetic stock.” Their efforts are focused on controlling rapid population growth in developing countries, such as African nations, and in minority groups in the United States and other developed countries.
The “scientific” theory of eugenics originated in the 19th century with the works of Charles Darwin and others. Its theory was adopted as a core principle of genetic research by The Rockefeller University, Carnegie Institution for Science, and others at the beginning of the 20th century. It was openly promoted and discussed for the first four decades of the 20th century. It even gained a supportive Supreme Court ruling in 1927 which allowed for sterilization of mental health patients. Moreover, American eugenics-oriented psychiatrists continued to force sterilization on mental health patients into the 1970s.
Beginning in 1910 and ending in 1944, a massive database of genetic information on Americans and related eugenics articles were collected in a Rockefeller and Carnegie-funded data repository known as the Eugenics Record Office.
WWII sent the public face and target of eugenics to scurry for cover as Hitler applied the theory to the Jews, giving the eugenics movement a major black eye. However, behind the scenes, American psychiatrists, German psychiatrists, and the heads of Rockefeller maintained their close working relationships.
At the conclusion of WWII, the Rockefellers allotted land in New York City to house the United Nations (UN), an organization founded on the core beliefs of the elite eugenics thinkers.
A wealthy Rockefeller family friend, England’s Sir Julian Huxley, led the eugenics movement in England. Upon setting up the United Nations, Huxley became the first Director-General of the United Nation’s human-rights organization, UNESCO. In his 1946 sixty-page document titled, “UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy,” he states:
The general philosophy of UNESCO should be a scientific world humanism, global in extent and evolutionary in background…its education program can stress the ultimate need for world political unity and familiarize all peoples with the implications of the transfer of full sovereignty from separate nations to world organization…Political unifications in some sort of world government will be required…Even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible [thanks to Hitler], it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenics problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable.
Click here to watch a documentary on eugenics.
The Modern Packaging of Eugenics
A seismic shift is now occurring in the forces that will control health care in the United States and around the world. It is a shift in power away from the World Health Organization (WHO) and into a new alliance of wealthy governments (the G8), United Nations groups, and elite international non-governmental power brokers such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. American taxpayers should be alarmed. This means that tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars for “humanitarian” foreign aide is being spent on objectives never approved by Congress. Americans should pay attention when Bill Gates makes very public proclamations about the need to reduce the surplus population.
In February of 2010, Bill Gates explained that there are just too many humans, as a key mathematical variable, involved in CO2 and global warming. He thinks that a global effort on population control, utilizing vaccines and birth control, can reduce the projected African population by one billion people in year 2050. This requires many tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to accomplish. The short version or long version of his speech is available to view on YouTube.
His theory that overpopulation is a primary source for the cause of global warming has also been presented in a 2009 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population, and Climate.” UNFPA is an example of a United Nations group that is helping to coordinate the spending of billions in U.S. taxpayer funds to accomplish the global elitist eugenics agenda.
Bill Gates is not your traditional elitist, born into a family of wealth and privilege. His wealth bought him entry into the elite club. Born in 1915, David Rockefeller Sr., is the oldest living patriarch of the Rockefeller Empire and the undeniable kingpin in this arena. And he is not trying to keep his life’s work a secret any longer.
In his 2002 autobiography, Memoirs, he sets the record straight, responding to all of those who have claimed he is working to manipulate governments to create a New World Order. He states, “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
In a 2008 lecture he states, “Unless nations agree to work together to tackle these cross border challenges posed by population growth, overconsumption of resources, and environmental degradation, the prospects for a decent life on our planet will be threatened.” Rockefeller tries to place a “socially acceptable” spin on the need for eugenics in modern times. Click here to watch his calculated explanation.
A key strategy of the eugenics movement is to package it, publicizing seemingly helpful changes that, to most people, would appear to be advantageous. The PR spin is all about helping the poor, fighting disease, solving the oppression and inequality of women, improving women’s health, and reducing childhood mortality, etc. It is a masterful cult in action, enlisting the help of many unwitting people by getting them to believe they are contributing to worthwhile objectives. Like any cult, once you get past the slick marketing and PR façade, evil stench is lurking.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s Family Eugenics Tradition
One of the leading scientific thinkers on the subject of eugenics in the second half of the 20th century is FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg’s father, psychiatrist David Hamburg, as well as her psychiatrist mother Beatrix Hamburg.
David Hamburg has had a major impact on U.S. government domestic public health as well as international public health and politics. He has been head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) from 1975 to 1980, member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board during the Clinton era, member of president Clinton’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations—to name just a few of his involvements. Omitted from his official bio is his role as director from 1989 to 1991 at the American Eugenics Society (renamed the Society for the Study of Social Biology, SSSB). His wife, Beatrix, served as director in 1983 and as vice president from 1984 to 1990.
Much of David Hamburg’s work has been funded as a result of his role as President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1982 to 1997, where he retains the title, President Emeritus. The consortium of entities under the Rockefeller and Carnegie banners do many things to accomplish the political and social structure to facilitate a New World Order. This has included significant national and global financial support for eugenics and programs that promote eugenics philosophy.
David Hamburg’s early training in genetics and psychiatry exposed him to the eugenics theory of his time. In a 1979 speech to the American Public Health Association, he emphasized, as head of NIH, the need to reduce population as part of preventive health. He declared, “The adverse effects of exceedingly rapid population growth are not only those affecting health, but also education, economic development, resource depletion, pollution, conflict and violence. Thus, in an increasingly independent world, the technically advanced nations cannot afford to overlook these problems which are so burdensome for most of the less developed countries. This involves biomedical and behavioral sciences, in international collaborative efforts. Some promising lines of inquiry deserve consideration here…to make possible an array of contraceptive techniques and relate these to cultural preferences with respect to acceptability. A practical approach to pregnancy interruption is emerging.”
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is quite proud of her parents, and her record as New York City Health Commissioner shows she is on the same page as Mom and Dad. When Margaret Hamburg joined her parents in 1994 as one of the all-time youngest members of NIH, she said, “There was a sense of real fun that the father-mother-daughter constellation had been formed.”
Understanding the Scope of the “Free” Birth Control Services
The August 1, 2011 United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy declaration will mandate significant costs to the health care system, as part of implementing Obama’s new health care plan. This policy focuses on preventing unwanted pregnancies. This health care regulation is based on recommendations provided by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a July 19, 2011 report entitled “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps,” which says that 49 percent of pregnancies in the United States are unwanted. The implementation of this policy will rely on this report, so it is interesting uncovering the details of the recommendations that are not being made widely public. The FDA will be the final decision maker as to what these services comprise. Revealed below are direct quotes from the report.
Family planning services that are provided to prevent unintended pregnancies include contraception (i.e., all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices, sterilization procedures) as well as patient education and counseling…unintended pregnancy is more likely among women who are ages 18 to 24 years and unmarried, who have a low income, who are not high school graduates, and who are members of a racial or ethnic minority group.
A recent systematic literature review found significantly increased odds of preterm birth and low birth weight among unintended pregnancies ending in live births compared with pregnancies that were intended…The IOM Committee on Women’s Health Research recently identified unintended pregnancy to be a health condition…all pregnancies should be intended.
A wide array of safe and highly effective FDA-approved methods of contraception is available, including barrier methods, hormonal methods, emergency contraception, and implanted devices; sterilization is also available for women and for men (FDA, 2010)… The most common contraceptive methods used in the United States are the oral contraceptive pill and female sterilization. It is thought that greater use of long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods—including intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants that require less action by the woman and therefore have lower use failure rates—might help further reduce unintended pregnancy rates.
Cost barriers to use of the most effective contraceptive methods are important because long-acting, reversible contraceptive methods and sterilization have high up-front costs…The elimination of cost sharing for contraception therefore could greatly increase its use, including use of the more effective and longer-acting methods, especially among poor and low-income women most at risk for unintended pregnancy.
The committee recommends for consideration as a preventive service for women: the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for women with reproductive capacity.According to the report, an unintended pregnancy is now a newly defined disease to be eradicated, hopefully by costly preventive intervention. Such interventions include use of a eugenic movement favorite—sterilization. It should be noted that the term “sterilization” was omitted from the HHS press release and is only clearly explained in the full IOM report, made inaccessible by requiring logging in before the report can be downloaded and viewed. This deception by HHS is intentional, meaning it intends to diminish the number of people that will spend time trying to understand what health insurance plans we will now be required to cover.
Abortion as a solution to an unwanted pregnancy is not mentioned in this IOM report for political reasons. However, since an unwanted pregnancy is now being defined as an adverse health condition, the implication is obvious for those acting on these guidelines. While funding for abortion would not be covered by the scope of this HHS regulatory policy, naming unwanted pregnancy as a health condition sets the stage for this to be the next step.
The health complications potentially arising from pre-term births, including adverse epigenetic programming and future disease, are a legitimate health issue. I would address this issue by improving the nutritional status of these mothers, while if needed, providing a social safety net, allowing them to live in a less stressful environment. No effort has been made by the HHS or even suggested in the IOM report to, rather, focus efforts on creating a set of stable circumstances for women so they actually desire the child they are carrying—thereby ethically wiping out the “new disease” of unwanted pregnancy.
New Gene Technology Soon to Bring Eugenics to the Front and Center
Rapid advancement in gene technology will for the first time allow for non-risky genetic testing of fetal DNA within five weeks of conception. This groundbreaking genetic testing will utilize unique fetal cells from the bloodstream of the mother. While this is an enormous leap forward in technology and has some legitimate value, it reopens the eugenics Pandora’s box. This testing is a dream come true for the eugenics movement. It will stimulate an impassioned social debate about who should be allowed to be born at all and who should make this decision.
The FDA will be intimately involved in all regulations relating to this new technology and how it is controlled. This is an emerging market with legal and financial implications that are actively being debated by stakeholders and the FDA. The emerging industry wants to develop at-home consumer testing for many of these new genetic testing tools. Doctors want to monopolize on providing the tests as a new profit center. And public health officials, such as those at the FDA, are trying to figure out how this highly lucrative technology should be regulated.
The day of genetic counseling is coming, with parents being presented with a wide-variety of data about their unborn child’s health status, future health risks, and even personality. And expect that the government will want full access to the testing results. What will be the slant on any counseling given with such services? Who will be forced to have an abortion and who will regulate under what circumstances a woman may have an abortion? Will taxpayers and insurance companies have to foot the bill? Only time will tell.
Do you trust FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to make these decisions? Do you trust her to set up the regulations, ultimately determining who should be born?
United States Health Care Now Reflects the Globalist Agenda
It is fascinating that the Obama administration has endorsed an IOM report that says all pregnancies should be wanted and that an unwanted pregnancy is a medical health condition.
The belief that all pregnancies should be wanted is a major tenant of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which as stated earlier is a group bent on the eugenics goal of reducing world population. Funding to UNFPA was cut off by Reagan and both Bush presidents, due to their controversial role in using U.S. taxpayer funds to implement abortion and sterilization. UNFPA funding was restored in 2009 by President Obama.
The new HHS regulatory mandate, defining what must now be covered for “free” by health insurers, goes far beyond the issue of birth control services. The following categories are listed to be covered by health insurers:
These issues, one for one, are top priority issues of the United Nations Population Fund, intended to be delivered as “free” healthcare services to women around the globe. UNFPA is in a mad dash to meet 2015 international deadlines for health implementation regarding especially maternal health and reproductive health, as defined by a set of international healthcare objectives known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNFPA has been sounding the alarm that governments are moving too slowly to accomplish their globalist health plan. This plea for action was culminated during a UN meeting in New York this past April called the “Commission on Population and Development.” At this meeting abortion groups actively participated in the meetings and hosting panels. This meeting ended with a policy statement designed to influence the immediate actions of the United States.
President Obama has long promoted spending 50 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars per year to accomplish these Millennium Development Goals, which are spearheaded by UNFPA. It is not surprising that he is now marching lockstep with this globalist plan, responding to their urgent plea for governments to speed up their efforts with the IOM study and the resulting HHS regulatory declaration on August 1, 2011.
Americans should understand that under these international influences we are expected to pay for these “free” health services for all women both nationally and internationally. On the national level this is being accomplished through the new HHS regulations. Health care premiums for everyone will rise to cover these costs (a form of regulatory taxation and redistribution of wealth). Additionally, direct taxpayer contributions will go to cover government spending on its Medicare and Medicaid requirements to cover these services. Furthermore, tens of billions of U.S. dollars in foreign aide goes directly into UNFPA and related groups. This is taxpayer money that is being used to fund this agenda and the international delivery of health care services for the world. UNFPA is one group advocating for reduced global population.
The fact that these efforts are directly associated with a massive effort to reduce world population, a key theme of the eugenics movement, should be clearly understood by all Americans. The slick repackaging of the eugenics movement is now in high gear, is well-funded by U.S. taxpayers, and is the leading-edge movement, stripping the United States of its sovereignty and forcing Americans to comply with an international set of priorities and regulations.
The FDA will be used as the regulatory bully that enforces compliance. This comes naturally to the FDA, which has a long history of using force against any competition to suit whatever its priorities happen to be. In this emerging New World Order power structure, the FDA is drastically expanding its reach and will be called on to be an international regulatory authority.
Americans need to wake up and understand what is going on. Since it is now obvious to the world that our country is broke, it is the perfect time to stop the elite globalist movement from moving forward. We need to move to cut off funding to the international health care movement and the new HHS birth control regulations—we simply cannot afford them. It is time to flood Congress with objections to these eugenics-promoting initiatives and save our country and the rest of the world from the immense pain and harm of this societal experiment.
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