1st of all; What population explosion?
2nd; We need an “ambassador” for women’s issues?
3rd; Why do we need more available “reproductive health services” again which is code for “abortion”?
US targets population growth, urges women’s power
By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues pledged Thursday the Obama administration’s “deep commitment” to a U.N. blueprint aimed at slowing the world’s population explosion and empowering women.
At the heart of the action plan adopted at a U.N. population conference in Cairo 15 years ago is a demand for women’s equality through education, economic development, access to modern birth control and the right to choose if and when to become pregnant.
Underlying the conference was the record growth in global population and research that showed that educated women choose to have fewer children. In 1994, when delegates from 180 countries met in Cairo, the population was 5.7 billion. According to the latest U.N. estimates, it will hit 7 billion early in 2012 and top 9 billion in 2050.
Later the article says:
“We need urgently to increase family planning and reduce maternal mortality,” Sadik said. “It is, frankly, a crime against humanity that half a million women are allowed to die every year as a direct consequence of pregnancy.”
She also decried “the distortions of religion” that deny women their human rights and “bigots” who fall back on cultural values to deny rights to girls and women, especially on matters of reproductive and sexual health.
to read more if you can stomach it see: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EMPOWERING_WOMEN?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US
We urgently need to help the poor with medical care, clean water and political stability. We don’t need to help them kill their babies.
Overpopulation. See The Myth of Overpopulation and the Folks Who Brought it to You http://www.usccb.org/prolife/programs/rlp/03ruse.shtml from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Even a quick review of articles and literature on the web confirms what makes sense intuitively. Women don’t die from childbirth; they die at childbirth from poor or non-existent prenatal care and substandard or non-existent medical care for complications or other coincident conditions. None of this adds up to a supposed need to kill babies via abortion.