William Jefferson Clinton Memorial Library
We'd like to welcome you to the
Clinton Library -- dedicated to preserving the true
legacy of the 42nd President of the United States.
promised as President that he would make abortions "safe, legal and rare." As
you explore the pages of this website, you can decide for yourself whether he
lived up to that promise.
Possibly one of the most heinous of Bill Clinton's foreign
policies dealt with population control. World Population Organizations were
requiring that Third World countries accept their population control agenda in
order to qualify for financial assistance. The United Nations, International
Planned Parenthood Federation, World Health Organization, U.S. Aid, World Bank,
and other population control groups used hundreds of
millions of U.S. tax dollars to kill babies around the world in the
effort of controlling the population and to advance the depopulation agenda of
Club of Rome.
They have stated the priorities of their common agenda:
- Generalize worldwide sex education among youth.
- World wide legalization of abortion.
- World legalization of sterilization.
Pro-abortion groups do not admit to promoting
abortion "as a method of family planning." Rather, they say they promote
legalization of abortion and/or provide abortion to protect women's health from
illegal abortion, or as a "contraceptive backup," or because it is necessary to
bring about equal status of women in society, etc.
The Pataxo Ha-Ha-Hae
Indians in the villages of Brazil have learned the lessons of family planning.
When a health census revealed in 1998 that all but one of the 10 women of
child-bearing age in one village was sterile with similar situations in
neighboring villages, tribal leaders began charging genocide.
issue was not "family planning," rather it was land. Free sterilizations meant
fewer Indians, and fewer Indians meant the big ranchers in the region were in a
better position to take ownership of the land. [Associated
Press, April 25, 1999]
Conference on Population and Development
A Special Report EIR
(Executive Intelligence Review) March 10, 1981, reported a
Club of Rome planning apparatus operating outside the
control of the White House whose sole purpose is to reduce the world's
population by 2 billion people through war, famine, disease and any other means
necessary. The targeting agency for the operation is the National Security
Council's Ad Hoc Group on Population Policy. Its policy-planning group is in
the U.S. State Department's Office of Population Affairs, established in 1975
by Henry Kissinger.
The Clinton administration perceived an
"approaching disaster" of world overpopulation. The
problem, as they see it, is human beings - far too many human beings.
They think the world is awash in babies. To remedy this problem, Vice President
Al Gore and U.S. Undersecretary of State Tim Wirth led an American delegation
of 45 members to the United Nations Conference on Population and Development in
Cairo, Egypt, September 5-13, 1994.
Over a four-year period preceding
the Cairo conference, the international population control clique put together
a "Draft Final Document of the Conference," which calls for extensive
governmental activity to promote abortion, force-feed sex
education and contraceptive equipment to teenagers, and undermine traditional
The same cast of characters that took control
of the National Conference on Women back in 1977 was calling the shots in
Cairo. Betty Friedan, Pat Schroeder, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug
and other radical feminists were on hand to promote their anti-family agenda to all the nations of the world.
The U.S. pushed the position that abortion should become universally
available in every country, and that every nation should embrace
freely available abortion as the fundamental right of all
"This could be described as the largest Planned Parenthood
meeting in history," said Monsignor Peter Elliot, a member of the Vatican's
delegation to Cairo. Its purpose was to promote condom
usage, abortion, radical feminism and homosexual activism around the
Linda Chavez in a USA Today article, expressed the danger that
governments seeking favor and/or funding from the United States will impose
"birth quotas" on its women in order to reach
mutually agreed-upon population targets. She explained how the Cairo conference
restrict individual liberty and repress women, rather than
"empowering" them as the organizers claim. She wrote: What they [population
control advocates] don't often say is that such policies will mean more
government coercion and less individual liberty
for people in other countries than Americans would ever tolerate for
themselves. [Linda Chavez, "Don't Let Government Dictate Size of
Families," USA Today, Aug. 31, 1994]
Pope John Paul II, joined
by leaders of many Muslim groups, severely criticized the conference
organizers, saying they undermined family values and sought to promote an
international right to abortion. Mr. Gore, attempting to deflect the Vatican
anger, denied that abortion is the centerpiece of the U.S. policy.
On May 11, 1994, U.S. Undersecretary of State Tim Wirth bluntly
told the United Nations what he wanted in Cairo: 'Our
position is to support reproductive choice, including access to safe
Vice President Gore's denial of a pro-abortion policy
is also contradicted by the record of the Clinton administration.
- The Administration restored about $15 million to the
International Planned Parenthood Federation, a London-based consortium that
runs campaigns to repeal the pro-life laws that remain in effect in most
less-developed nations. In restoring funds to IPPF and other aggressively
pro-abortion groups, "In effect, President Clinton is taking money away from
agencies that promote contraception, and giving it to those that seek to
promote abortion - even in nations where abortion violates the cultural,
religious, and legal values," NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson said.
- In March of 1994, the State Department sent a cable to all
American embassies around the world urging them to coerce local governments to
make abortion a "fundamental right of all women."
The Clinton administration nearly doubled U.S. spending on world
population control programs (from about $300 million in 1992 to $585 million in
1995) and, in keeping with the United Nations action plan, sought to double
population control spending again in the next five years (up to $1.2 billion
for fiscal year 2000). The stated goal of the action plan is to
provide birth control and family planning services
by the end of the decade to all 600 million women of childbearing age in
The push for "international cooperation" in
treaties and trade made Al Gore the greatest fiscal promoter of tyranny
worldwide in U.S. history. Right now, the U.S. pays for abortion to +1 year of
age in two continents and over 50 countries. All that remains for the elderly
in these same countries is rumor... the monies are used for "health-care"
services, for instance, in India but mysteriously these same elderly do not
have a very noticeable survival rate (notice that the ads are "for the
children" and speeches regard the elderly only within 8 weeks of an
Population Control, by Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb,
Population Control & Depopulation article at American
Patriot Friends Network
Candidate of the U.S. Taxpayers Party, Howard Phillips, said, "We don't think
support for murder is something to be tolerated, let alone subsidized by the
provision of tax dollars to that instrument of organized crime which some
people call Planned Parenthood, Inc., but which I prefer to characterize as
Bill Clinton promised to make abortions "safe,
legal and rare," so why did he promote abortion
across America and around the world? Abortion is now the most widely practiced
form of birth control in the world and is legal in 172 countries.
were approximately 50
million abortions in the world in 1994.
It is clear that the United States government was attempting to
promote its own liberal agenda for the family throughout the world. "Family
planning" has become a euphemism for "government-planned
procreation." We've exported the radical notions of Joycelyn Elders and her
allies to bureaucrats in more than 170 nations. And if they don't like it, we
will use the enormous prestige of the United States to coerce them. Our goal is
to make other nations adopt the bankrupt and divisive policies that have failed
so dramatically in this country.
Population-control efforts were viewed by the Clinton
administration as essential to improving the economic well-being of the world's
have-nots and protecting the
Clinton reversed the 1984 "Mexico City Policy" which
required that U.S. assistance for overseas birth control programs be provided
only to organizations that did not "perform or actively promote abortion as a
method of family planning." The Los Angeles Times (Jan. 24,
1993) quotes Mr. Clinton as saying, "Many believe
that [rescinding the 'Mexico City policy'] is one of the most important
environmental steps we can take."
According to the Boston Globe
(Jan. 20, 1993), Bill Clinton complained that the
anti-abortion "Mexico City policy" established by President Reagan "had
severely limited international family planning and population control."
Douglas Johnson, NRLC legislative director, said, "Clinton's actions means that
U.S. tax dollars will be used to pressure African and other Third World
governments to accept abortion as a method of birth control, although abortion
violates the legal, cultural, and religious values of most less-developed
Mr. Clinton's moral confusion is chilling: the unborn must be
sacrificed on the altar of environmentalism.