Software billionaire Bill Gates, who previously has advocated the reduction of the human population through the use of vaccines, and his wife Melinda marked the 100th year since the First International Eugenics Congress in London with a "family planning" summit with abortionists and the United Nations.
The July 11 event, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development, included organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes International and the U.N. Populations Fund, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Critics pointed out the summit was held 100 years after the July 1912 eugenics conference led by Leonard Darwin, the son of Charles Darwin, and dedicated to Darwin's half-cousin Francis Galton.
Galton invented the term eugenics to promote the idea that strategic breeding would improve mankind.
According to Christian Voice, a ministry that analyzes current events and acts on Scriptural instructions for "a better way, God's way," the 1912 event promoted the "notion that economics can be improved by decreasing the surplus population," based on the theories of Thomas Malthus.
The 17th century luminary suggested that the poor were "draining the world's resources," and a solution would be "to introduce policies specifically designed to bring death to large numbers of peasants."
Christian Voice pointed out Malthus "encouraged poor people to move near swamps, because he knew that they would catch diseases there and begin dying off."
The report noted that the 2012 summit "included no calls for forced sterilization, but Bill and Melinda Gates did pledge hundreds of millions of dollars to improve access to contraception in the developing world."
Both Bill and Melinda Gates repeatedly have said there are too many people on earth.
"This was made explicit by Melinda Gates in 2011 when she commented that 'government leaders … are now beginning to understand that providing access to contraceptives is a cost-effective way to foster economic growth,'" Christian Voice said.
Said the report: "So what exactly is the relation between contraception and economic growth? The connection is simple: fewer people = more resources."
The partner in the forced medication program? The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to Natural News.
Two separate press reports said that the parents took the children into neighboring Mozambique to avoid Malawi's announced mandatory measles vaccination program for various religious reasons. However, when the families returned home to Malawi, they found the medical providers and police had waited for them, and the children were forced to receive the vaccines.
The Christian Voice report said the parents and children belonged to the Zion and Atumwe churches and believed it was a violation of their religious principles to receive the shots.
According to the Christian Voice report, District Health Officer Medison Matchaya made sure the medics giving the shots had a police escort.
The link to the concept that fewer people would make the world better came when Gates suggested vaccines as one method of reducing the world's population.
Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Technology, Entertainment and Design 2010 Conference in Long Beach, Calif. His February address was titled "Innovating to Zero!"
He presented a speech on global warming, stating that CO2 emissions must be reduced to zero by 2050. Gates said every person on the planet puts out an average of about five tons of CO2 per year.
"Somehow we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero," he said. "It's been constantly going up. It's only various economic changes that have even flattened it at all. So we have to go from rapidly rising to falling, and falling all the way to zero."
Gates presented the following equation: CO2 (total population emitted CO2 per year) = P (people) x S (services per person) x E (average energy per service) x C (average CO2 emitted per unit of energy)
"Let's look at each one of these and see how we can get this down to zero," he said. "Probably one of these numbers is going to have to get pretty near to zero. That's a fact from high school algebra."
Discussing the "P," or population portion of the equation, he stated, "Let's take a look. First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent" [emphasis added].
Further, he said it would not be hard to keep track of children, the vaccines they've had and when they're due for another.
He said cell phone technology could be used to register every birth around the globe and track children to make sure they have been vaccinated as government advisers urge.
The massive effort was discussed by Gates at a mHealth Summit, which delved into the issues of technology and health.
According to Natural News, Gates told the conference that the goal is a lower population, and using vaccines to improve early childhood health is a step in that direction.
"That sounds paradoxical," he said. "The fact is that within a decade of improving health outcomes, parents decide to have [fewer] children."
"If you could register every birth on the cell phone, get fingerprints, get a location, then you could take the systems where you go around and make sure the immunizations happen," he said. "Run them in a more effective way."
WND also reported in May 2009 when Gates joined some of the richest men and women in the world meeting secretly in New York to talk about using their vast wealth to bring the world's population growth under control.
In addition to Gates, the meeting included some of the biggest names in the "billionaires club," according to the London Times, including David Rockefeller, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, George Soros and Michael Bloomberg.
In February 2009, Gates also discussed population control.
"Official projections say the world's population will peak at 9.3 billion [up from 6.6 billion today], but with charitable initiatives, such as better reproductive health care, we think we can cap that at 8.3 billion," he said.
At American Thinker, just before the recent conference, Andressen Blom and James Bell wrote that Melinda Gates said this year's conference should involve "no controversy."
But they wrote the "only difference between the conference a century back and this year's" is that this year's "will never acknowledge that eugenics is its driving idea."
"Eugenics is the infamous idea that governments should decide which kinds of citizens ought to be considered desirable … and which kinds of citizens ought to be considered undesirable … and employ the power of the state to encourage increases of desirable citizens (positive eugenics) and encourage decreases of undesirable citizens (negative eugenics)," they wrote.
They quoted Melinda Gates' statement that government leaders "are now beginning to understand that providing access to contraceptives is a cost-effective way to foster economic growth."
"Governments should provide all women with access to family planning tools that are safe and effective," she said.
The Christian Voice said the meaning is the same, even if the words used today are different.
In May, Christian Voice said, the Gates Foundation gave a grant of $100,000 to researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, to develop a new type of ultrasound described as a "non-invasive, reversible form of birth control for men."
The ultrasound would make a man infertile for up to six months.
Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood founder, was a longtime advocate of eugenics who hoped to "assist the race towards the elimination of the unfit," the Christian Voice noted. The founder of the U.K.-based Marie Stopes International pointed out Sanger believed sterilization for those "unfit for parenthood" should be "compulsory."
"Surely no one in the West still thinks that the poor and 'feeble minded' ought to be subjected to compulsory sterilization, right?" Christian Voice said.
But it then cited that:
- The Gates Foundation is partnering with the U.N., which already supports China's one-child per family limit. The programs cite "global warming" as a reason to limit the number of people.
- The Gates Foundation is a "Key Partner" with the World Health Organization and its history around the globe of forcibly sterilized women.
- Last month's conference was aided by the U.K.'s Department for International Development, "which has given aid money to India despite warnings that it would be sued to forcibly sterilize poor women."
- The U.K. already builds abortion policy into its foreign aid packages.
- And the Gates Foundation supports the Save the Children group, "which has been a major promoter of the population-control agenda."
The London Guardian reported that the conference was the start of the Gates plan to raise $4 billion for their campaigns.