Planned Parenthood and Forced Sterilization

What organization has proposed forced sterilization for those who have already had two children?

The answer is—Planned Parenthood!

Frederick Jaffe, who was the head of research at Planned Parenthood, proposed “compulsory sterilization for those who have already had two children” in a memo entitled “Examples of Proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility.” [1.

Examples of proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility, a Planned Parenthood memo written by Frederick Jaffe (Planned Parenthood head of research), 1969.]

He also proposed “compulsory abortion for out-of-wedlock pregnancies,”[2. Ibid.] federal entitlement “payments to encourage abortion,”[3. Ibid.] and “tax penalties” for existing large families.[4. Activities Relevant to the Study of Population Policy for the U.S., a memo written by Frederick Jaffe and quoted in Family Planning Perspectives special supplement no. 1129, 10-70/30, p. ix.]

Alan Guttmacher himself, who was the president of Planned Parenthood for over a decade, stated, “Each country will have to decide its own form of coercion, determining when and how it should be employed,” noting that “the means presently available are compulsory sterilization and abortion.” [5. Claire Chambers, The SIECUS Circle, (Belmont, Mass.: Western Islands, 1977), p. 330.] He told a reporter that such force may be especially needed “in areas where the pressure is the greatest, possibly in India and China.”[6. Richard D. Glasow, Ph.D., Ideology Compels Fervid PPFA Abortion Advocacy, National Right to Life News (March 28, 1985), p. 5.]

This is why Planned Parenthood has written in support of China’s coercive one-child per couple policy.[7. The Wall Street Journal, December 19, 1984.] This brutal policy includes mandatory sterilization and forced abortions. Planned Parenthood fought to restore U.S. funding to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) which had committed $100 million to this Chinese program.[8. Douglas Johnson, New Battle Looms Over U.S. Aid for U.N. Agency Supporting Coerced Abortion, National Right to Life News (May 1, 1986), p. 1.]

These are the atrocities that Planned Parenthood commits and to which Planned Parenthood is committed!


“Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the
same One form us both within our mothers?”
—Job 31:15