Dr. Jacqueline Kasun (1924 – January 1, 2009) was a leading conservative woman of inspiration and professor emeritus of economics; she had a remarkable life that spanned the globe. According to Humboldt Pro-life, "She was a devout Christian, a strong and courageous pro-life and pro-family advocate, co-founder of Humboldt Pro-Life and the author of The War Against Population, published by Ignatius Press."
Kasun was raised by her father's grandparents. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Ohio. She accepted a teaching position at Pomona College while studying at Columbia. Eventually, Jacqueline earned a master's and doctorate at Columbia University. She married Lt. Col. Joseph Kasun (Ret.) and they had two daughters and a son. She would go on to author the book The War Against Population. She was known as an avid tennis player.
Dr. Kasun died in Bayside, Ca. on January 1, 2009, at the age of 84.
Their current mission is to "support all efforts in our community leading to a greater respect for all human life, from the moment of fertilization until natural death."
Jacqueline co-founded Humboldt Pro-Life in 1972, in response to the legalization of abortion in California, a year prior to the notorious Roe v. Wade ruling. Over the course of 36 years, Humboldt Pro-Life has formed the Grandma House (a home for pregnant girls in crisis), the Crisis Pregnancy Center, and a Memorial for the Unborn at St. Bernard Cemetery in Eureka. In addition, it has produced literature for students, teachers, churches and the media, and has continuously striven to publicise its cause through such means as running booths at public fairs.
The War Against Population Quotes
- "The idea that humanity is multiplying at a terrible and accelerating rate is one of the false dogmas of our times. ... These ideas form the basis for an enormous international population-control industry that involves billions of dollars of taxes as well as the full time efforts of scores of private philanthropies. Embodied in their agenda is the sort of social planning that actually mandates draconian control over families, churches and other voluntary institutions around the globe."