Friday, September 11, 2009

The Population Bomb



I wrote about this previously when commenting on Mark Steyn's book America Alone. Now the producers of The Demographic Winter have come out with another film called The Population Bomb. Rather than the planet suffer from over-population, the opposite is actually happening and is responsible for the economic downturn.

When I read the book A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, I was shocked to read of practices in India in the 70's and 80's to sterilize huge segments of the population. I highly recommend that book if you like historical fiction. However, the facts about the sterilization were not fictional at all. My husband's student, Laura, spent a summer working in India with a charity organization, and she told Nick that India really is as described in Mistry's novel. It is no coincidence that Mother Teresa, a prime pro-life advocate, felt called to work in that country.

Now the UN is the chief proponent of these kind of practices in the Third World, pushing contraception and abortion on populations that do not want it. And it is seen as being "in their best interest". Hard to believe, that these so-called experts in international affairs could be so short-sighted. With plenty of evidence to the contrary, one has to wonder why is it that they only listen to that viewpoint?

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