“Overall, careful analysis of the prospects does not provide much confidence that technology will save us or that gross domestic product can be disengaged from resource use,” the paper continued. The way to stop this is to “stop treating population growth as a ‘given’ and consider the nutritional, health and social benefits of humanely ending growth well below nine billion and starting a slow decline. This would be a monumental task, considering the momentum of population growth. Monumental, but not impossible if the political will could be generated globally to give full rights, education and opportunities to women, and provide all sexually active human beings with modern contraception and backup abortion.”
“Giving people the right to have as many people as many children that they want is, I think, a bad idea,” Ehrlich told Raw Story. “It’s not giving people the right to have as many children as they want, it’s giving people the right to control their reproduction so that they don’t have so many children that their children’s and grandchildren’s lives are in danger.”
“Nobody, in my view, has the right to have 12 children or even three unless the second pregnancy is twins,” Ehrlich continued. “That may be a hard-nosed view, but if you look at the entire situation, it’s crystal clear if we keep the populations of the rich growing, then the poor aren’t going to have a chance, and eventually, the descendants of the rich aren’t going to have a chance either.”
In short protecting the right of EVERY potential human life is to doom human beings as a species. The planet simply cannot support the population growth if it continues at the current rate.
To be TRULY pro-life is to recognize that for life to continue not every potential life should become an actual life.
Christians often take the position that life is a gift from God, and that Earth was provided for them to do with as they please. So to them God simply would not allow more children to be born than the planet could support. THAT kind of primitive thinking is simply no longer something we can afford to humor.
The reason that Fundamentalists, like Sarah Palin, fight so hard against abortion and climate change is because to admit that the progressives are correct would be to admit that their god is not omniscient, and therefore is not God. I think for many of them they really would MUCH rather doom their planet, and thereby themselves, than be forced to make such a admission.
Just ponder that for a moment.