Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in discussing her Green New Deal, commented that young people should be wary of having children. “Is it okay to still have children?” queried AOC, referencing the dangers of climate change. “It’s a legitimate question.”
Of course, AOC is only the latest Progressive to promote childlessness in response to climate change. There are many on the Left who believe that Planet Earth is going to go the way of Planet
Krypton and literally become uninhabitable within the next few decades. Why bring children into a world of such pain and suffering, they ask.
“Ocasio-Cortez views are particularly dangerous,” says President of the Population Research Institute, Steven Mosher, “because she has such a large following among Millennials. The world is not going to end in a fireball in 12 years, as she has predicted, or in 12,000 years, for that matter.”
“But anyone who listens to her may very well abort any children they conceive–or forego having children at all–because she has taught them to fear the future,” says Mosher.
Mosher continued, “The end result will be a lot of sad, lonely people–perhaps including AOC herself– who have never had any children. They will realize too late that they did not provide for the future in the most fundamental way, by having children and grandchildren.”
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