In a study commissioned in 1960, Planned Parenthood concluded that poor people “have too many children,” and something must be done to stop this trend in order to “disarm the population bomb.” Today, Planned Parenthood is particularly implicated in this movement, as can be seen by the groups it lists as its allies on its Web site: Population Action International, the Population Institute, Zero Population Growth, and the Population Council. A central campaign of Planned Parenthood is to restore U.S. funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In addition it asserts its commitment to addressing “rapid population growth.” As Hartman documents, the UNFPA has long been involved in coercive contraceptive policies throughout the world. The Population Council assisted in Norplant trials which were conducted without informed consent of participants in Bangladesh and other countries. In fact, trial administrators often refused to remove Norplant when requested. All of these population organizations generally share the goal of promoting long-acting hormonal contraceptives of dubious safety around the world.
Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
I did not know these things either about UNFPA — which I always see abbreviated, and since the abbreviation inexplicably is FP instead of PF, I assumed it stood for “family planning” — or about Planned Parenthood’s affiliation with population control groups (I did know about their association with unethical Norplant practices).