UN Population Projections Prompt Calls For Population Control
BY REBECCA MILLETTE
Mon May 09, 2011
NEW YORK, May 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In the wake of the release of increased population projections by the United Nations Population Fund last week, predicting the birth of the world’s 7 billionth baby in late October of this year, calls for measures to control the world’s population have surged.
The report says that the global population is rising faster than anticipated in previous reports and will likely reach 9.31 billion instead of 9.15 billion by 2050. UNFPA has released plans for activities to “underline the significance of this population milestone.”
Under the guise of aiding women’s “universal access to reproductive health,” UNFPA has been promoting abortion and contraceptive availability for years, especially in the developing world, and has recently begun pushing STD vaccinations as well.
“The population projections underscore the urgent need to provide safe and effective family planning to the 215 million women who lack it,” UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized.
“Small variations in fertility – when multiplied across countries and over time – make a world of difference. We must invest the resources to enable women and men to have the means to exercise their human right to determine the number and spacing of their children.”