Overpopulation Misconception #2

  • Overpopulation is a scientific fact.

Clarification

Not overpopulation, but population aging and underpopulation, as seen in these sample article titles:

  • European Pension Systems Set to Collapse. Low Fertility Blamed, in Friday Fax, May 4, 2000.
  • Underpopulation, Not Overpopulation, the Real Global Problem, in Washington Post, March 18, 2001.
  • Developed Nations Warned on Aging Crisis Time Bomb, in Manila Bulletin, August 30, 2001.
  • Have Three Babies to Sustain the Population, in Daily Telegraph, December 12, 2003.
  • Asian Economies Desperate for Babies, in Daily News Express, February 2, 2004.
  • Have More Babies, Say the Tories, in Daily Mail, September 22, 2003: “Women should have more babies to stave off the looming crisis of an aging population, the Tories will say today. The call to 'go forth and multiply' comes from Work and Pensions spokesman David Willetts, who wants couples to send birth rates soaring.”
  • In address to Estonians, President Calls on Citizens to Make More Babies, in New York Times, January 2, 2003: “Worried about a declining population, Estonia's president has urged the country's 1.4 million residents to make more babies. 'Let us remember that in just a couple of decades the number of Estonians seeing the New Year will be one-fifth less than today,' President Arnold Ruutel said in a speech broadcast live on national television Wednesday.”

Excerpt from Misconceptions and Clarifications on Issues Related to Humanae Vitae and the Reproductive Health Law in Philippine Congress by Rev. Fr. Gregory D. Gaston, SThD

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