The following episode was first reported in the June, 1972 issue of Marriage and Family Newsletter. The account draws a frightening portrait of the “sterilization camps” which the UN set up in the early 1970s. The article illustrates the depths to which population control advocates could stoop to trick their unwitting victims into a lifetime of infertility. This particular camp was organized by members of American International Development (now USAID), an organization which still organizes and provides massive funds for these projects. If the UN goals for the Cairo population conference are realized, scenes like this will take place all over the Third World, only this time abortion will replace sterilization.
The first sterilization camp in Ernakulam District, India, organized in November 1970 motivated some 15,000 men to undergo vasectomies – this total, according to the American International Development article, broke all records for maximum numbers in any district in a single month in India.
The following July, a second camp was organized in the same district’s Town Hall where 50 booths with operation tables were set up. 100 doctors and paramedical aides were recruited. To give the camp a “festive” atmosphere special floats accompanied by folk dances, songs and slogans were drawn in while a brightly illuminated scoreboard ticked off the number of acceptors. Free transportation was arranged to and from surrounding regions with free meals provided at “the festival site.”
To add to the excitement of getting oneself sterilized, a special lottery was conducted for acceptors of sterilization at the camp promising 101 prizes, starting with a first prize of 10,000 rupees. In addition each patient received a bonus of 100 rupees ($12) and each “promoter” at the camp received a similar payment per recruit.
According to Mr. Krishnakumar who helped set up the camps, the response was so spectacular that after three weeks, some 38,000 men had been sterilized and by the end of the month the number had jumped to almost 64,000, that is more than 26,000 during the last week, or 3,755 a day.