Why Does The U.S. Government Have An ‘Office Of Population Affairs’?

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Population Control - Public DomainDid you know that the federal government has an “Office of Population Affairs”?  I didn’t realize this either until someone sent me a link to their website.  The Office of Population Affairs operates under the umbrella of the Department of Health & Human Services, and it might as well be called “The Office of Population Control” because almost everything on the website is about controlling or reducing the size of the population.  On the site you can find information and resources about abortion, female sterilization, male sterilization and a vast array of contraceptive choices.  There is even a search engine where you can find a local “family planning clinic” where you can get rid of any “unintended pregnancy” that may be bothering you.  Frankly, it sickens me to think that my tax dollars are being used to fund all of this.


But the Office of Population Affairs is not just pro-abortion and pro-sterilization.  On the page describing their “purpose and mission”, they actually admit that “population research” and studying “population growth” are part of their core work.  The following is an excerpt from the official OPA website


Title X is the only federal program dedicated solely to the provision of family planning and related preventive services. The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) administers the Title X program and serves as the focal point to advise the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of reproductive health topics, including family planning, adolescent pregnancy, sterilization and other population issues.

The Office of Population Affairs operates under the direction of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs.

Family Planning Mission
To assist individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of voluntary, confidential and low-cost education, counseling, and related comprehensive medical services to eligible clients:

  • To assist in making comprehensive, voluntary family planning services available to all persons desiring such services;
  • To coordinate domestic population and family planning research with the present and future needs of family planning programs;
  • To enable public and nonprofit private entities to plan and develop comprehensive programs of family planning services;
  • To develop and make readily available information, including educational materials, on family planning and population growth to all persons desiring such information;
  • To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of family planning service programs and population research; and
  • To assist in training staff to effectively carry out family planning services


And needless to say, the goal is never to increase the size of the population.

At least in the old days these population control advocates were more honest about what they were trying to do.  For example, Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once made the following statement

“The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Sadly, this sick and twisted philosophy is not just limited to one specific department of the federal government.

The truth is that this worldview is represented at the highest levels in the White House itself.  Barack Obama repeatedly mentions how much he depends on the advice of his top science adviser John P. Holdren.  Well, as many of you probably already know, Holdren is an enthusiastic proponent of extreme population control measures.

The following is what one writer discovered when he investigated Holdren’s writings…

He offered that “a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources … The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits … The Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.”

Holdren, et al, believe this global body possesses “ample authority under which population growth could be regulated.” Hiding behind the passive voice, they wrote, “it has been concluded”—by whom?—”that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.” (Emphasis added.) They added that if parents were guilty of “overproducing children, and if the need is compelling, they can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility.”

To further reduce the West’s population and carbon footprint, the “de-development of overdeveloped countries…should be given top priority.”

Holdren further, repeatedly, proposed the United States transfer $1.43 trillion to $2.86 trillion of U.S. GNP to Third-World countries every year for several decades.

Isn’t that disturbing?

This is the guy telling Obama what he should believe about scientific matters.

In a previous article, I included this gem from Holdren…

A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.

But to be fair, this is not the first president that has had a nutjob like this as his top science adviser.  George W. Bush actually employed Paul Ehrlich, the author of “The Population Bomb”, as his top science official.  In many ways, Ehrlich is even more extreme than Holdren is.  Here are a couple of quotes from Ehrlich

“To our minds, the fundamental cure, reducing the scale of the human enterprise (including the size of the population) to keep its aggregate consumption within the carrying capacity of Earth is obvious but too much neglected or denied”


“Nobody, in my view, has the right to have 12 children or even three unless the second pregnancy is twins”

Remember, these are not just two nutty professors from the lunatic fringe.  These are highly respected members of the scientific community that are personally advising our presidents.

And the leading contender to become the next president is also surrounded by these types of people.

For example, a key adviser to Hillary Clinton named Nina Fedoroff once made the following statement

“We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can’t support many more people.”

It is not politically expedient for our politicians to come right out and proclaim that they are for population control while they are on the campaign trail.

But if you look at their actions and at the people that they surround themselves with, the message is exceedingly clear.

So what do you think about all of this?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

  • K

    Quite simply, the U.S. has become a culture of death. Abortions, drone strikes, combat troops, you name it. We have become death merchants.

    • Richard

      Amen. Don’t forget wars everywhere for Nation building? How about Nation destruction to include hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian Men, Women and Children. Absolutely disgusting. Death Merchants, Right On.

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    • Lou Hodges


  • DJohn1

    Who voted for this bureau?
    That is the bottom line.
    Or was that kept secret too?
    Wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t a Republican in that particular wood pile.
    I expect Demoncrats to vote for it. But if you recall, Bush was President a long time too. Then there is Clinton. He might as well have been a Republican the way he voted trade agreements to the dismay of the Unions and the American public trying to keep their jobs. I think he should have been up for a recall election the day he signed those papers.
    Not all countries are for population control. Canada wants more people. But who wants to live in a refrigerator? Canada does have some nasty winter seasons.
    But they do have a different way of dealing with people than we do.

  • ranchdancer

    This is a sickness among liberals especially, the basis of everything they do is to use CONTROL…your life, your kids, where you live, your income, your religious beliefs, what you must tolerate, be it good or against your moral beliefs, your education, and your health on and on. They think they can engineer the perfect world and utopia for all.

    • ttman

      The Patriot Act is cheered by both sides of the aisle. The CIA, NSA and NRO I think are cheered much more by the Republicans. Certainly the military is cheered the most by Republicans. So at a minimum, Republicans are in favor of CONTROL of human beings outside of the country and MONITORING of human beings inside the country.

  • Maks

    Not surprising, they are following the plan that is written on the Georgia Guidestone, by the Roman Catholics.. (They are saying the same thing in their Vatican II document..)

    • otter1111

      The Catholic Church is probably the most outspoken pro-life Church on the planet. The Catholic Church teaches that abortion, sterilization, and contraception are wrong, yet you try to associate this stuff with the Catholics?

      • Synagogue Of Satan

        The Roman Catholic Church as is the corrupted Christian Churches and then of course the main control arm of it all, those that call themselves jew but are not, belonging to the synagogue of satan, hypocrites, full of dead mans bones, sons of their father, the devil, ARE the whore of babylon. REMOVE yourself from the whore of babylon and He will reveal Himself to you, Praise Jesus!! Please open your eyes, follow scripture and not where possibly your pastor leads you, as the christian church was corrupted millennia ago.

    • Andrew

      Maks = liar!
      shame on You
      p.s. good article Michael

  • kHRIStu4

    Ebola is on the anti-lifers list of favorites.

  • Lou Hodges

    Rwanda had an office of population affairs didn’t it?

  • Seen2013

    Michael, you forgot or overlooked ACA aka Obamacare is administered by HHS; this places the Office of Population Affairs within the administration of Obamacare not far removed from the policies in the US after 1906 until Post World War II.
    Since I overlooked it, it’s a safe bet John P Holdren played an intricate role in advising the President with ACA.
    The whole argument for overpopulation and its indirect issue alignment man-made climate change is that the optimum population in perpetual balance with nature through limits of growth and beyond the limits of growth (Holdren and Echrlich are both Club of Rome, and Limits of growth and Beyond the Limits of Growth are CoR playground while Club of Rome also known as the Committee of 200 is a United Nations think-tank).
    Does destroying the economy, blaming both pollution, population, and paper fiat starting to make sense to offer the solutions of a Cashless-Paperless Authoritarian Society that Malthusian and Eugenicists and Random Evolutionist supporters engage in genetic and population ‘tinkering’ derived by scientific law…
    Scientific law is only true in very precise and controlled, isolated, finite, or otherwise simple systems. According to scientific law, any brain injury should be all it wrote; the brain under scientific law should not be able to compensate and adjust.

    • Synagogue Of Satan

      You probably meant to put it as this but I just had to point out, Committee of 300, not 2. No worries, just want the name to be correct. Spot on, however. At least some of us have our eyes open.

  • This is the government the founders warned us about!

  • Cynical Guy 42

    You quoted in this article: “Holdren further, repeatedly, proposed the United States transfer $1.43 trillion to $2.86 trillion of U.S. GNP to Third-World countries every year for several decades.”
    Amazing that our government wants to do this when we are over $17 trillion in debt. If we used $1.43 trillion to pay off the debt annually instead of to control other countries’ population (which really is not our business), the debt could be gone in 12 years.

    • kfilly

      You don’t get it. They don’t want it paid off. We really couldn’t pay it off anyway. We are a service economy. Giving someone french fries shouldn’t really count towards the GDP. This is all about bring the US down to third world standards.

      • Cynical Guy 42

        It would make sense if they don’t want it paid off. This current president broke his promise to reduce the debt and actually grew it. Politicians in both parties haven’t put forth enough effort in cutting spending.

  • finishstrongdoc

    The Population Controllers worship death; how else could a program of population control be imposed on human beings? If enough fear is stirred up in the population, people will volunteer to be sterilized. One way to get people to fall in line would be for the Barbarian Elites to initiate a program of Birth Certificates. Rev up the fear using Public Service announcements, run a few movies out that shame large families, add in the constant assistance of the Hard Left Media, and people will be turning themselves in for Not Being Revolutionary Enough. Next Up: Voluntary Suicide.

    • ttman

      I think you may have missed something. People die. It has nothing to do with population planners, but with the nature of human life. So you can have population control without killing a single person or stopping people from having children. People will always be dying of their own accord.

      • Synagogue Of Satan

        Really, people die, wow, how deep. Eugenics has been used for decades. America even used to have The American Eugenics Society to sterilize the “undesirables” in the 20’s. There are even mainstream movies about it. Please secure some facts before you stumble over yourself with your naivety.

        • ttman

          The poster I was replying to did not mention eugenics. Why are you bringing it up and feeling that it is relevant? Please try and make a post that deals with the subject at hand – which is someone saying (among other ramblings) that “Population Controllers worship death”. And they in fact don’t. They only want 2 children per woman max. They aren’t looking to kill anyone. They are looking to stop deaths that will ultimately occur if the population doesn’t stop growing.

      • Suzanne Rosenorn

        Wake up from your sleep.

  • finishstrongdoc

    The Catholic Church is The Original, and just like the Jesus, she will be persecuted and blamed for every sin ever committed. Ironic that the Redeemer gave St. Peter the Commission to preach the Gospel, baptize in the Name of the Holy Trinity and forgive sins, based on His Sacrifice on the Cross. And, just as the Religious Leaders of His time wanted Him crucified, and got the secular government of Rome to carry out the sentence, so too in the Last Days is she being handed over to judgment by the False Prophets of our time.

    • Synagogue Of Satan

      The Roman Catholic Church, heretic as it is, was corrupted by the jewish control arm, both being, including the corrupt church across the board that preaches false doctrines, misleading their congregation, are the Whore of Babylon, stemming from the Synagogue Of Satan. Please read scripture. It is not difficult to find the truth, the REAL word of God, not the corrupted version that is touted thru most mainstream churches.

  • ttman

    I did a search for “immigration” and didn’t find it anywhere on the page. So it can’t be about slowing population growth. The government actually projects another 100 million people in the country over the next 50 years. If anything, they just want to change the racial makeup of the population by slowing native births (which are already at replacement level) while continuing the policy of infinite immigration.

  • d marino

    That is why you have to have the Bill Gates to add to the propaganda that vaccines are good for the population, reduction that is! All the paid clown and stooges and Oz people love it! Kill, kill, kill all those goyim!

  • Suzanne Rosenorn

    The State of Illinois & Hines Va stole my dad from his family after giving him mind altering drugs. At 92 years old and a WWII vet he was forced on hospice and they entered a DNR order against his wishes. We lost him on May29,2015.

  • Graywolf12

    If I remember properly it was Holdren that said “I can think of no reason for a human to live past age 75”, and the world population needs to be reduced by 6-7 Billion people. He also said something to the like of if we could find a way to reduce world population by BILLIONS and not get caught we would do it. Looks as if they are finding ways.

  • Kathy

    It’s so disturbing that you’re so misguided. Not one cent of Title X funding supports abortion. You also have no mention of the fact that Title X also funds cervical and breast cancer testing, STD testing, HIV testing, etc. You missed the 6 core services.