15 Feb '12, 3pm

Why Birth Control is as Important as a Climate Treaty or Food Aid

Why Birth Control is as Important as a Climate Treaty or Food Aid

Wikipedia /Public Domain UN World Population Projections A quarter of the world's children are undernourished, resulting in stunted growth and reduced intelligence, reports a new study out by Save The Children . Certainly, this report would make it seem a poor time to reduce access to birth control, as a small number of US religious and political leaders suggest is desireable. The motive for those typically male leaders has to be that increased human numbers would prospectively support their personal power: a characteristic found everywhere, not just in Republican circles. Given the chance, however, as was the case under previous US Republican Administrations, such restrictions would be expanded to have global impact. What this just-reported vast and growing level of childhood misery establishes is beyond matters of faith, however. Promoting economic development is not goi...

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