To prevent ecological disasters, including "global warming," Holdren argued the U.S. Constitution would permit involuntary abortions, government-imposed sterilizations and laws limiting the number of children as steps justified under the banner of "sustainable well-being."[# More #]
The authors of "Ecoscience" argued that a "legal restriction on the right to have more than a given number of children" could be crafted under the U.S. Constitution in crisis situations under the standard that "law has as its proper function the protection of each person and each group of persons."
On page 838, the authors argued, "The law could properly say to a mother that, in order to protect the children she already has, she could have no more."
To justify the point, the authors commented "differential rates of reproduction between ethnic, racial, religious, or economic groups might result in increased competition for resources and political power and thereby undermine social order."
And like dismissed green jobs czar Van Jones, Holdren has recently tried to disavow his 1970s beliefs. But World Net Daily writes that his old radical views have popped up as recently as 2008.