In 1986 David Miscavige decreed that in order to maximize production, Sea Org members would no longer be allowed to have children.
Though the order was sent out in ED Int's name, it was pushed by David Miscavige. Couples who thereafter got pregnant were coerced to get an abortion. If that failed, they were shipped off to a "small and failing org" as punishment for being "out ethics." This David Miscavige program led directly to horrific abuses including the corporate extermination of hundreds of children who would have otherwise been born to loving parents. Verified reports exist of some women being forced to have 2, 3 and 4 abortions over the years, sometimes because Sea Org pay was not enough to afford birth control.