Diane Francis, Financial Post Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
How does this stuff even get published, is what I want to know. There are so many childless couples today (by choice or by unfortunate circumstances), does that not buffer families who choose to have more than one child a great deal? Women are having LESS children in many countries today when compared to only a couple of generations ago. Women in many countries used to be defined by their husband and children, but now they are not and many choose to have children later in life or not at all, and far fewer numbers than in the recent past. So how exactly is a global law regarding the number of children we are allowed to have going to fix things? Later in the article she states ""By 2075, there would be 3.43 billion humans on the planet. This would have immediate positive effects on the world's forests, other species, the oceans, atmospheric quality and living standards.""
Oh yay! I sacrifice my choices and my children's choices and my grandchildren's choices in order to save the planet! Hoorah! How will this be managed? Forced sterilization after the birth of your first child? What about cases where the woman still gets pregnant (I know 2 women personally who got pregnant after tubal ligation in the past few years) - will they be forced against their will to have an abortion? Or will they have to hide away somewhere like the movie Children Of Men? This author is a total loonie, IMHO.
PS - I was alerted to this article on the American Fox News network, not Canadian news even though the Financial Post is a Canadian publication.
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