Global-Warming Alarmist Advocates Abortion

Global-Warming Alarmist Advocates Abortion
 
U.S. population expert calls hyped-up report an 'economic death warrant.'

The British government’s "green adviser" says couples who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, The (London) Times reported.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming.

“I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate,” Porritt told The Times.

“I think we will work our way towards a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible. It is the ghost at the table."

A report by the commission, to be published next month, follows a similar one out of Australia that claimed babies harm the economy.

Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, called the British report an "economic death warrant."

"The British are already not replacing themselves," he said. "They’d better decide who they want to give their country to, because they obviously don’t want it themselves."

Mosher said people do not equal pollution.

"People in the right economic circumstances generate wealth; you need wealth to protect the environment," he said. "Poverty, not people, is the great enemy of the environment. Poverty is what leads people to cut down the last tree for fuel, to plant the last square foot of land for food."

While the Left claims to be concerned about democracy and human rights, Mosher said, "They’re proposing child-bearing limits that will lead to the very opposite."

Contact: Jennifer Mesko
Source: CitizenLink
Source URL: http://www.citizenlink.org
Publish Date: February 2, 2009
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