The “Declaration on a New American Future”

The “Declaration on a New American Future” Challenges Abortion as a “Population Solution” 

In 1969, President Richard Nixon formally requested the formation of a commission to study the effects of population growth on the United States. Here was the reasoning he gave at the time: 

“One of the most serious challenges to human destiny in the last third of this century will be the growth of the population. Whether man’s response to that challenge will be a cause for pride or for despair in the year 2000 will depend very much on what we do today.” 

Revealed in President Nixon’s words are a number of controlling assumptions: that humans are a problem to be solved, that the world continues to exist by razor-thin margins for error, that too many humans would certainly push the earth past its breaking point, and that some combination of science and state could secure the human future{emphasis added}


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