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-Population explosion? From an article by Linda Clements
One of the tools the pro abortion community uses to further their agenda is the OVER POPULATION MYTH. I can't count the number of times I've picked up a newspaper or magazine, or heard on the television.(all too willing to propagate the lie).news, the "ever increasing population problem" and how we're "in the process of destroying 'mother Earth'.(Father God never said ANYTHING about a mother Earth).because of all the people that are covering our planet."
    When in fact, quite the opposite is true. Contrary to Planned Parenthood propaganda, world population growth trends are measurably declining and too much so for industrialized nations. In fact, since America is aborting 1.5 million of it's preborn children every year, if it weren't for immigration, our population would now be declining. But, the main reason the world's population growth rate is declining so fast is that the average number of births per woman.(bpw).in the Third World is down from 6.1 in 1965 to 3.1 today, according to the World Bank. A population remains stable at an average of 2.1 bpw, which means the Third World has come 3/4 of the way to stability in one generation. Most affluent countries level off at 1.7 or 1.8 bpw, which means the world's population will eventually peak and then slowly decline. 
    Urban development will not cause a food crisis. Cities currently occupy roughly 1.5 percent of the earth's surface. According to a World Bank study, even at the peak world population.(approximately 9 billion before stabilization), cities will occupy less than 4 percent of the total land area. Considering the expected food needs, this small loss will not even come close to pushing mankind over the brink into a food crisis. The world has millions of acres of good farmland in Canada, United States, throughout South America, the Soviet Union, europe, etc. that are underutilized or even wasted.
    In recent decades, the world has lost little of its wild areas to population growth. Forests are ceasing to be plowed down. there is concern everywhere, evidenced by actions toward conservation. The world has been cropping nearly the same 6 million square miles of land since 1945. The forested areas are still what they were over 3 decades ago. Nations aren't taking more land for food production. Increasing yields, planting more trees, utilization of irrigation methods, and education as to improving diet away from chicken and meat, to more a healthier grain based diet will ensure that the balance presently achieved will continue.

Planned Parenthood hosted a lecture a few years back in Sarasota, Florida, by Werner Fornos, who the paper hailed as an "internationally recognized leader in the field of population growth."
    His topic for the evening was "Gaining People, Losing Ground". The fact that it was hosted by Planned Parenthood tells you what the solution was........(as PP promotes in China – No choice for the Chinese).government forced abortion.
    Please get out your calculator, do the math and you'll see just how under populated our planet actually is.
    In Ralph Epperson's book The Unseen Hand, he stated that the world had approximately 4 billion people.(now closer to five and a half). If you took the population of the world, split it up into families of four and gave them each a piece of land 50' x 53', the entire population of the planet would fit neatly into the state of Oregon. Sounds amazing doesn't it?
    Another excellent book is Food First, By Francis Moore Lappe, showing how abundant the world's food supply is, enough easily to support 60 billion plus, and cites a 14 year agricultural study backing up her conclusions.(get the book!), and which identifies that the problem is not distribution and eating preferences, not production incapacities, but poverty. "The famines of the last two decades have either resulted from civil war or been confined to the harshest, most uncertain, and thinly populated regions of Africa, or both. The hunger remaining in the world is not due to distribution problems. Simple poverty is to blame. The bitter irony is that most countries have adequate agricultural resources to produce their own basic food supplies, if they use high yield seeds and fertilizers.(Africa mostly doesn't).and if they adopt effective government institutions that don't rob the people and discourage farmers and industries." ... Dennis T. Avery
    In Mary Pride's book The Way Home, she calculated that you could give every person in the world 2,000 square feet.(which is larger than most homes).and everyone would fit into the state of Texas.
    Let's take this one step further: Imagine yourself standing up in the middle of a circle about five feet in diameter. If the entire planet's population, stood in identical circles, they would ALL fit in the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Impossible? Do the math!
    Now I'm certainly not saying that we could survive like that. I'm just trying to make the point that we are NOT overpopulated. You see, the 'population explosion' myth is just one more attempt by the people that profit from abortion to convince the world that killing children in the womb is not only a right, but an enforceable must.
    Starvation and hunger are NOT a result of over population, but rather a result of tyrannical governments and mismanagement of resources. Enough food rots daily in the tropics to feed the world's population for a week. More than 2 pounds of grains, seeds and nuts are available at any one time for each of the world's inhabitants, not to mention, milk, cheese, fish, beef, pork, etc. 
    So the next time you hear someone parroting the "Over Population" excuse for abortion...... get out your calculator and set the record straight!"
    Dr. Jacqueline Kasun, professor of economics at Humboldt State University in California, observes in her 1988 book The War Against Population that:
  1) No more than 1-3% of the Earth's ice free land area is occupied by humans. 
  2) Less than 11% of the Earth's ice free land area is used for agriculture. 
  3) Somewhere between 8 and 22 times the current world population could support itself at the present standard of living, using present technology. 
  4) This leaves 50% of the Earth's land surface open to wildlife and conservation areas. 

The lower limit of 8 times the current population.(about 44 billion).has been considered as being perfectly workable. According to Dr. Kasun, "better yields and/or the use of a larger share of the land area would support over 40 billion persons." Former Harvard Center for Population Studies Director Roger Revelle estimated that  the agricultural resources of the world were capable of providing an adequate diet.(2,500 kilocalories per day).for 40 billion people, and that it would require the use of less than 25% of the Earth's ice free land area. Revelle estimated that the less developed continents were capable of feeding 18 billion people, and that Africa alone was capable of feeding 10 billion people, or twice the current world population, and more than 12 times the 1990 population of Africa. 
    In addition to the fact that many new strains of food have been developed that can boost food production, there are other indications that food would not be a problem. In the September 1976 issue of Scientific American, Dr. David Hopper asserted that the worlds 'food problem' does not arise from any physical limitation on potential output or any danger of unduly stressing the environment. The limitations on abundance are to be found in social and political structures of nations and the economic relations between them. In fact the planet, during its least populous years, suffered from hunger and famine. It was only when state political controls receded in the late 19th century that hunger also began to recede. 
    It is curious that many densely populated countries with relatively free economies are thriving, and are seldom mentioned in the 'over population' debate, while sparsely populated nations with oppressive governments are "plagued with problems relating to population". Taiwan, with a population density of five times that of China, produces 20 times as much Gross National Product than China. Similarly, Singapore, with a density of 11,910 per square mile, enjoys a per capita GNP of $8,782, while Ethiopia, with a density of 101 per square mile, has a per capita GNP of $121.

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"How can there be too many children? That's like saying there are too many flowers."
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