Ted Turner on Population and Global Warming
Ted Turner, pro-abortion billionaire, has called for an international death sentence of humankind in order to reduce global warming. He even offered his answer to the “problem” of overpopulation; Ask people to voluntarily have only two children and increase global population control. With five children of his own, one can only wonder which three he would discard in his fantasy world.
In an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose, Turner said, “We’re too many people; that’s why we have global warming. Too many people are using too much stuff [sic].”
Espousing prophetic statements, Turner even predicted that if the world did not do what he felt was the acceptable thing, global catastrophe will result in the future. “Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,” said Turner. “Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable.”
As a proponent of China’s one-child policy, Turner seems to see no moral problem in limiting families to two children and seems to disregard the serious human rights abuses such policies have incurred.
Turner also seems to ignore research claims that most of the developed world already sees more coffins than cradles with birthrates well below replacement. These countries are not overpopulated; they are under populated; they lack young people to support their aging populations and Further their economic development.
According to a new film, “Demographic Winter,” produced by the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, World Congress of Families, the Latin American Alliance for the Family and others, “Worldwide, birthrates have declined by 50 percent in the past half-century There are now 59 nations, with 44 percent of the world’s population, with below replacement birthrates.”
By 2030, the film suggests the European Union will he short 20 million workers with their present birthrate of 1.3 children per family. In Russia, abortion has been considered a standard method of birth control for many years. By 2050, it is suggested there will be only two-thirds the Russians alive today.
As the film questions: “In nations with declining populations, who will operate the factories and farms? Who will guard the frontiers? With a graying population [a declining birthrate combined with growing longevity], who will support pension systems and otherwise care for the elderly?” Perhaps we should ask Ted.
See the Source: Steven Ertelt, “Ted Turner Calls for Population Control, Wants Limit of Two Children Per Family,” LifeNews.com, 3 April 2008, http://www.lifenews.com/int685.html
Council of Europe Asks for More Abortion
The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 to develop common and democratic principles throughout Europe based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other texts. Recently this body approved a resolution calling on its member nations to legalize abortion or increase support for more abortion if it is already legal.
The Council wants its 47 member countries to totally decriminalize abortion and ensure that women can effectively exercise their “right” to kill their unborn children.
Abortion on request is not available in Andorra, Ireland, Malta, Monaco or Poland, and rights are restricted in Cyprus, Luxembourg and Portugal.
In some less-developed European countries, such as in the Caucasus, abortions are not easily accessible due to poor hygiene conditions and overcrowded medic al facilities.
The issue set in opposition those who consider abortion murder against those who think of it as a “right.”
“The rights of an unborn child are totally ignored. Abortion is not an unconditional right,” said Cypriot parliamentarian Christos Pourgourides.
Pro-lifers in some European countries, such as Ireland, Malta, and Poland, who are already being pressured by the EU to legalize abortion, will very likely see this as another nail in the coffin of the rights of their unborn. And in truth, it is.
The Parliamentary Assembly passed the resolution in a 102–69 vote. Older than the EU’s European Parliament, the Council of Europe has no actual legal weight in any matter. Their decisions are not legally binding.
See the Source: “European lawmakers debate abortion laws,” International Herald Tribune, Europe, 16 April 2008, http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/04/16/europe/EU-GEN-EU-Abortion.php
A team of scientists at the New Castle University in the UK recently announced that they had successfully created “admixed embryos” by adding human DNA to an empty cow egg.
Admixed embryos are cytoplasmic hybrids, or cybrids. They are made by placing a human cell nucleus into an animal egg that has had its nucleus removed. The genetic material in the resulting embryos is 99.9 percent human.
While overlooking the immorality of playing God, many scientists support the creation of admixed embryos because they provide stem-cell models for investigating diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes and for developing new drugs.
See the Source: Mark Henderson, “We have created human-animal embryos already, say British team,” timesonline, 2 April 2008 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article3663033.ece