The Center for Research on Population and Security was established in 1984 to develop, organize, finance, promote, undertake and support research on all aspects of population growth control (biomedical, psychosocial, political, and economic).
Primary interests of the Center are:
The study of the national and global security implications of overpopulation. Such research includes but is not limited to:
This site will provide insight on the current debate surrounding world population issues.
A presentation by Stephen D. Mumford DrPH
VATICAN INFLUENCE ON PUBLIC POLICY
A symposium by the members of:
The Rationalist Society of St. Louis
Missouri National Abortion Rights Action League
Greater St. Louis National Organization for Women (NOW)
Center for Research on Population and Security
St. Louis, Missouri, January 27, 1999
The Report of The Commission on Population Growth and the American Future (The Rockefeller Commission)
The causes and implications of population growth in America were cogently presented in the definitive report of The Commission on Population Growth and the American Future (The Rockefeller Commission) in 1972. Had the 70 recommendations of the Commission's report, Population and the American Future, been implemented, a comprehensive U.S. population policy would have resulted. America and the world would be a very different place today. Adoption of this policy would have provided leadership vital to coping with the world overpopulation problem.
According to John D. Rockefeller 3rd, the U.S. Catholic Bishops threatened President Nixon politically, and bowing to their pressure he disavowed this report. None of the 70 recommendations was ever implemented. The U.S. continues to have no population policy.
The most succinct description of the single greatest barrier to a secure future.
The Vatican’s Role in the World Population Crisis:
the untold story
A presentation given at Main Line Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
April 14, 1996
by Stephen D. Mumford, DrPH
The Public Report of the Vice President's Task Force on Combatting Terrorism
PROFILE OF A TERRORIST
from: The Public Report of the Vice President's Task Force on Combatting Terrorism
Arguably the most authoritative work on terrorism was the February 1986 Report of the Vice President's Task Force on Combatting Terrorism, chaired by Vice President George Bush, Sr. Yet no mention of the study has appeared in the press since September 11, 2001. On that day, the George Bush Library archivist, Melissa Walker, pulled it from her files in anticipation of interest by the media. But not until October 29th did she receive her first request. It was from CRPS. This report concludes that the root cause of terrorism is overpopulation. This determination the Vatican no doubt finds highly offensive since all of the solutions to the population problem undermine papal authority. This report appears in its entirety. Download 782 Kb PDF file
Also by Dr. Mumford, a fully referenced version of the material from The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies published by the Council for Social and Economic Studies
NSSM 200, the Vatican, and the World Population Explosion
"A fascinating and disturbing insight into a population policy that could have changed the world but for the machinations of the Vatican."
Tim Black, Chief Executive
Marie Stopes International
"NSSM" is White House shorthand for "National Security Study Memorandum." NSSM 200 was the definitive interagency study of world population growth and its implications for U.S. and global security, requested by President Nixon in 1974. It concluded that sustained rapid world population growth had become a danger of the highest magnitude, calling for urgent measures to avoid severe damage to world economic, political and ecological systems, and to our humanitarian values. Subsequently, President Ford reviewed the study and wrote recently, "I endorsed the 227 page NSSM 200 report in 1975, in National Security Decision Memorandum 314. My views are the same today."
COMMENTS BY READERS
"In The Life and Death of NSSM 200, Dr. Mumford gives us a uniquely clear account of how the Vatican manipulated the American government, causing it to distance itself from the compassionate control of population. Tragically, the relevance of this keen analysis grows with every new population-fueled horror."
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
"The Life and Death of NSSM 200 does a major service in calling attention to the strong link between world overpopulation and U.S. national security. The point needs to be hammered home. Americans have perhaps begun to see the connection in the cases of Somalia, El Salvador, and Haiti, but the media unfortunately continues to concentrate on proximate and superficial political events. Population policy should be central to foreign policy."
Edward O. Wilson
Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University
Museum of Comparative Zoology, The Agassiz Museum
"This book gives extremely helpful background information about the hidden coordination of Vatican and American policy with regard to population growth and birth control. It is high time that certain problematic maneuvers of the Vatican are discussed in public."
Dr. Hans Küng, Catholic theologian
Professor of Ecumenical Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research
University of Tübingen, Germany
"To understand the demise of NSSM 200 is to begin to understand why U.S. policymakers still will not act to solve the problem of population growth. Dr. Mumford's book represents decades of intensive scholarship and is an important contribution to this controversial and complex subject. We are grateful that this book is being published."
Monique A. Miller
Carrying Capacity Network
"In the long run the security of the United States cannot be divorced from the security of all nations. Nor can our security be measured solely in military terms...The information in this book will be of enormous value to those in the U.S. and elsewhere who wish to encourage elected officials to recognize the need to develop policies and programs that address the problems resulting from the world's rapid population growth."
Gene R. La Rocque
Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)
President, Center for Defense Information
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