The President and Population Growth

Neal Pierce of Citiwire.net returns to the population issue, this time addressing U.S. federal foreign and domestic policies regarding the issue.
October 4, 2008, 5am PDT | ulrichst
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"Consider what a proactive U.S. global family planning effort might achieve:

+ By moderating population growth, there'd be some lessening of catastrophic food and water shortages afflicting less developed nations.

+ Global warming dangers wouldn't rise quite so rapidly.

+ The rights and life prospects of literally millions of women around the globe might be enhanced.

+ Significant worldwide totals of abortions and infant deaths could be avoided.

+ Democracy and stability would be promoted worldwide as fewer nations faced the turmoil easily triggered by high birth rates creating population "bumps" of poor and resentful youth.

+ And with a clear, unequivocal U.S. lead, other countries and the United Nations might expand their international family planning assistance."

Thanks to Scott Ulrich

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Published on Friday, October 3, 2008 in Citiwire.net
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