One of today’s popular boogeymen, along with “climate change,” is overpopulation. It was a boogeyman centuries ago, too. The English cleric and scholar Thomas Malthus warned in 1798, “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” Since then, the 1800 world population of one billion has risen to seven billion. And not surprisingly, the notion of an ever-burgeoning population as a clear and present danger has become a basic supposition, one creating perturbation and shaping policy.
On November 13, 2015 for instance, some celebrated “World Vasectomy Day” and held a “vasectomy-athon” in which men, many Western, trumpeted their newfound sterility. Precisely two weeks before, Bowdoin College associate professor of philosophy Sarah Conley, though doubtless a relativist, was quite absolutist in a Boston Globe op-ed entitled “Here’s why China’s one-child policy was a good thing.” Insisting “there is no moral right to have more than one child,” Conley wrings her hands as she warns that the “most recent estimate from the United Nations says we’ll reach a population of 9.7 billion by 2050” and justifies elimination of reproductive freedom by likening it to yelling “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater. It seems the rallying cry “My body, my choice!” only applies to killing children in the womb, not birthing them.
See a Chronological timeline of Events related to the ‘Overpopulation Myth’ below:
A federal judge in New York on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that would have allowed health
care clinicians to refuse to provide abortions for moral or religious reasons. U.S. District Judge of the Southern District of New York rejected the federal rule after women's groups, health organizations and multiple states sued the Department of Health and Human Services, arguing the exemptions were ...Read More
Rush Limbaugh explained: "NBC News … described a 'study' produced by an 'international consortium of more than 11,000 scientists'.'' He cited NBC, CNN
, Guardian, Al-Jazeera headlines and more. But, he said, "There was no study, there was just a press release. And it wasn’t 11,000 scientists, it was 11,000 random people who put their names on a web page. This was a total managed lie. There ...Read More
Long before the Coronavirus outbreak, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the World Economic Forum co-hosted an event in NYC where “policymakers, business leaders, and health officials” worked together on a simulated coronavirus outbreak. Titled the “Event 201” pandemic
, the high-level pandemic exercise “dropped participants right in the midst of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak that was spreading ...Read More
U.S. Attorney General William Barr
spoke at Notre Dame Law School on Friday evening, calling for a defense of Judeo-Christian values and religious freedom in response to growing secularism in America. The event was reserved for students, faculty and staff of the Notre Dame Law School and de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, both of which hosted the lecture. It took place in the McCartan ...Read More
About 50,000 people gathered Sunday to protest Slovakia’s abortion laws, demanding a total abortion ban in the country. Organizers estimated that about 50,000 people participated in Slovakia’s third annual National March for Life, according to the Slovak Spectator. The pro-lifers marched in Slovakia’s capital city of Bratislava carrying sings that read “A human is human regardless of size” and “Who kills an unborn child kills the ...Read More