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Monday, August 20, 2007

Beyond ridiculous...

The United Nations, of course. What other global entity could, on the one hand, pronounce the devastating effects of an "aging global population", and on the other join hands (again) with Planned Parenthood to campaign for legalized abortion in Africa?

A recent document published by the UN, World Population Aging 2007, outlines several "profound" (duh!) discoveries regarding our shrinking world population:

Population ageing is unprecedented, a process without parallel in the history of
humanity. A population ages when increases in the proportion of older persons
(that is, those aged 60 years or over) are accompanied by reductions in the proportion of children (persons under age 15) and then by declines in the proportions
of persons in the working ages (15 to 59). At the world level, the number of older
persons is expected to exceed the number of children for the first time in 2047. In
the more developed regions, where population ageing is far advanced, the number
of children dropped below that of older persons in 1998.

Population ageing is pervasive since it is affecting nearly all the countries of the
world. Population ageing results mainly from reductions of fertility that have
become virtually universal. The resulting slowdown in the growth of the number
of children coupled with the steady increase in the number of older persons has a
direct bearing on both the intergenerational and intragenerational equity and solidarity that are the foundations of society.

Population ageing is profound, having major consequences and implications for all
facets of human life. In the economic area, population ageing will have an impact
on economic growth, savings, investment, consumption, labour markets, pensions,
taxation and intergenerational transfers. In the social sphere, population ageing
influences family composition and living arrangements, housing demand, migration
trends, epidemiology and the need for health-care services. In the political
arena, population ageing may shape voting patterns and political representation.

Population ageing is enduring. Since 1950 the proportion of older persons has
been rising steadily, passing from 8 per cent in 1950 to 11 per cent in 2007, and
is expected to reach 22 per cent in 2050 (figure I). As long as old age mortality
continues to decline and fertility remains low, the proportion of older persons will
continue to increase.

Unprecedented, pervasive, profound and enduring. Strong words.

And the obvious conclusion to these "profound discoveries":

Because fertility levels are unlikely to rise again to the high levels common in the past, population ageing is irreversible and the young populations that were common until recently are likely to become rare over the course of the twenty-first century.

Irreversible. seems rather obvious that the biblical mandate "be fruitful and multiply" might possibly offer a solution to this irreversible "problem."

In a nutshell: the UN is forecasting, basically, an end to life on this planet as we know it due to an aging world population with no known solution. Their response to this devastating news? More abortion! Legalized abortion for Africa.

Working with Planned Parenthood, their goal is to "demystify taboos about abortion" through the promotion of the Maputo Plan of Action, which includes proposed health program costs, targets and measures for abortion services, calling on states to "enact policies and legal frameworks," to "prepare and implement national plans of action" as well as "refurbish and equip facilities for provision of comprehensive abortion care services."

An aging population, increased promotion of abortion and contraceptive services. Business as usual for the United Nations.

Beyond ridiculous.

I call heaven and earth to witness this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live Deuteronomy 30:19


Suzanne said...

I hadn't seen that communique about ageing population before. Thanks for posting it. It's good to have the ammo from their Left's own sources.

Artificial contraceptives not only affect the short-term fertility of a woman, chemicals like the Pill affect a woman's future fertility. Since the Pill actually ages a woman's uterus five years for every year she is on the Pill, many women find when they are ready to start their families that they cannot.

Add to this the effects of the extra hormones in our water supplies, foods and other bad American dietary habits and you've got a recipe for population disaster.

God be merciful!

Kimberly Wasson said...

Excellent point, Suzanne. The UN's ongoing campaign to promote contraception, sterilization and abortion has far reaching effects. This latest report only touches the surface.

Issues that you have raised regarding the long term decrease in fertility for those who contracept, should be a wake up call.

Quoting the UN once again: unprecedented, pervasive, profound and enduring...and sad. So very sad. Not once in this report do they make the connection between "decreasing fertility rates" and abortion, contraception and sterilization.

LeonG said...

Question 1: Which Pope called publicly for a "new world order" under the leadership of the UN? Thus, renouncing the responsibility of the Catholic Church to provide this role.

Question 2: Which Pope invited the communist Gorbachev to give a speech at a Vatican banquet for secular leaders. Gorbachev, whose communist foundation advocates the elimination of 90% of the population from the Earth?

Answers to both questions - Pope John Paul II (RIP)!!!