THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
August 4, 2017
Population control advocates have always been for abortion
and are anti-family and anti-life. But why is the Vatican
giving them once again a prominent Church forum? Why are Vatican
personalities aligning with notorious population ideologues
and elites? Why is the deck being stacked against those who
oppose population control?
to host another population control conference with pro-abortion
ROME, Italy August 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Pontifical
Academy of Science (PAS) has announced another population
“Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility:
Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health” will be held
November 2-4 at the Vatican.
The conference’s benevolent title obscures the questionable
personal ideologies and professional objectives of a number
of its slated participants.
Professor John Schellnhuber
John Schellnhuber is founding director of the Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and chair of the German
Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). He is considered
one of the world’s leading climate scientists and one
of the strongest advocates of the theory that the earth is
undergoing catastrophic global warming.
Schellnhuber is also known for his advocacy
of a one-world government. In order to avoid
his catastrophic predictions for unchecked climate change,
Schellnhuber proposes the need for indispensable forms of
world governance – or in his own words, a “global
democratic society” – to be organized within the
framework of the United Nations. Schellnhuber says in his
2013 article “Expanding the Democracy Universe”
that “global democracy might be organized around three
core activities, namely (i) an Earth Constitution; (ii) a
Global Council; and (iii) a Planetary Court.”
This one-world climate guru has little patience for those
who do not accept his scientific theories and conclusions.
In a May 2014 interview with musician Pierre Baigorry, Schellnhuber
claimed that sometimes politicians have to take citizens to
task “with coercion” to overcome their own resistance
Sir Partha Dasgupta
Dasgupta is a proponent of population
control, lauding China’s Human Development
Index despite that country’s brutal “family planning”
policy. He is also a patron of Population Matters, formerly
known as the Optimum Population Trust, that lobbies for a
“sustainable population size,” including the “reversing
of population growth” in many countries.
Dasgupta said, “We need to unravel the processes that
led to the ills we are now facing. That is why the Vatican
symposia involve natural and social scientists, as well as
scholars from the humanities. That the symposia are being
held at the Papal Academy is also symbolic. It shows that
the ancient hostility between science and the church, at least
on the issue of preserving Earth’s services, has been
Peter Raven is a biologist who specializes in plants, butterflies,
and evolution. At the last PAS symposium, Raven said, "We
need at some point to have a
limited number of people, which is why Pope
Francis and his three most recent predecessors have always
argued that you should not have more children than you can
bring up properly."
Raven was incorrect to claim that the three popes before Pope
Francis agree with him on the "need at some point to
have a limited number of people" so they can be raised
Columbia University’s Jeffery Sachs, who co-hosted the
Vatican’s 2015 conference on climate change, believes
that abortion is a legitimate way to reduce the population.
made a plea for legalizing abortion as a cost-effective way
to eliminate “unwanted children” when contraception
fails in his 2008 book Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded
He describes abortion as a “lower-risk and lower-cost
option” than bringing a new human life to the world.
He also wrote that the “legalization of abortion reduces
a country’s total fertility rate significantly, by as
much as half a child on average,” and criticized former
U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush for denying
groups that provide and promote abortion any U.S. funding
through the Mexico City Policy.
Sachs is listed as an author of the background note to a declaration
adopted by scientists and religious leaders at the 2015 Vatican
conference that validated the theory that human activity is
changing the Earth’s climate. Unlike the declaration,
the background note with a Vatican emblem at the head speaks
of the world’s population as a problem.
U.S. politicians participating at the upcoming Vatican
A few political figures from the United States will also participate.
All hail from California: U.S. Congressman Scott Peters; state
Senator Kevin de León, president pro Tempore of the
California State Senate; and California Gov. Jerry Brown,
who will deliver a keynote address on the closing day of the
event. All three are strong
supporters of Planned Parenthood.
Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Presiding over the event will be the head of the Pontifical
Academy of Science, Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo.
Sorondo has an anti-capitalist worldview and is opposed
to traditional Church doctrine.
Sorondo’s connection to
population control elites is clear, not only
from his bringing them to the Vatican but also their feting
him and having him sit on the Leadership Council of the Sustainable
Development Solutions Network, an organization launched by
then-U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. On the leadership
council, alongside Sorondo, are Sachs and Ted Turner, two
of the best-known promoters
of coercive population control in the world.
Turner held an event at the posh Harvard Club in New York
City to celebrate Sorondo’s work on Sept. 25, 2015.
At the Biological Extinction Symposium, the Archbishop’s
confounding statements regarding procreation were disconnected
from Church principles. He said, "Many times, we don’t
know exactly what is the doctrine of the Church.”
performance indicative of future behavior?
The last few PAS conferences
have caused pro-life critics to point out that no strong orthodox
Catholic voices have been present, and so
views antithetical to church doctrine have been categorically
asserted without anyone presenting Catholic corrections to
At one, Archbishop Sorondo himself promoted reducing family
sizes, saying that “when you have education” women
will only have one or two children instead of seven.
One of the conference experts replied that “without
having access to birth control, she will have more children
than she wants.” “And that’s why it is not
just education alone, it is a combination of education and
birth control that brings fertility down.”
Nobody present at the conference contradicted him.