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Dwight Eisenhower on Abortion

 


Population control abroad is not a US responsibility

I came to understand out of my own observation, that all plans for India's progress were going to fail unless some effective and practicable system of population control were adopted. At one time I had publicly stated that the problem of population growth in other countries was not a proper responsibility of the US government.

My trip to India convinced me that we could not stand aloof if requested to help. In spite of a high rate of infant mortality and inadequate health facilities, India was adding each year more than 5 million souls to her population. This could not go on. Until this Indian problem is solved all others will grow worse rather than better.

Source: Waging Peace, by Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, p.504 , Jan 1, 1965

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