But how do you reduce population in countries where women's rights are already achieved and birth-control methods are freely available? Could children perhaps become part of an adult's personal carbon allowance? Could you offer rewards: have one child only and you may fly to Florida once a year?
And lets not forget about population offsets. Francis doesn't sugar coat where she stands:
Humans are the only rational animals but have yet to prove it. Medical and other scientific advances have benefited by delivering lower infant mortality rates as well as longevity. Both are welcome, but humankind has not yet recalibrated its behavior to account for the fact that the world can only accommodate so many people, especially if billions get indoor plumbing and cars. (emphasis added)Wow, by invoking China as the model Francis is coming out as pro forced abortion. Thats downright John Holdren of her. Goldberg responds:
The fix is simple. It's dramatic. And yet the world's leaders don't even have this on their agenda in Copenhagen. Instead there will be photo ops, posturing, optics, blah-blah-blah about climate science and climate fraud, announcements of giant wind farms, then cap-and-trade subsidies.(emphasis added)
None will work unless a China one-child policy is imposed....
But one point does cry out to be made. Imagine if someone wrote an op-ed saying that we need a planetary ban on abortion. Feminists would get their dresses over their heads in outrage about such a naked assault on "reproductive freedom." But here is a woman in a very prestigious Canadian newspaper arguing, in effect, that every country in the world should force women everywhere to have an abortion if they already have a child. Put aside, for a moment, the pro-life objections to this. Even if you think the unborn are really just a bunch of cells, mere "uterine contents" with no more moral import than fingernail clippings, how on earth can anyone believe in "reproductive freedom" and not be absolutely horrified by the police-state evil of such proposals? (emphasis added)
But Francis feels perfectly comfortable suggesting that the government has the right to impose a one child policy. She appeared on O'Reilly tonight and trust me, she feel no shame or embarrassment about her views. And that is the rub isn't it? When people are comfortable not only thinking the unthinkable, but imposing their will on others, we are in big trouble.
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