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In Celebration of the Birth of Baby Six Billion



In Celebration of the Birth of Baby Six Billion

For Immediate Release

October 8, 1999

Contact Scott Weinberg

(540) 622-5240

WASHINGTON, DC – Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, will address the national media at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Friday, 8 October 1999, on the topic of the birth of the world’s six billionth person.

The United Nations Population Division has projected the date of 12 October 1999 as the day on which the world will be home to six billion people. According to Mosher, a leading population expert and best-selling author, “the more pressing problem in the world today is not overpopulation, but underpopulation.”

“The world’s population has doubled since 1960, and humanity has never been so prosperous,” Mosher says. “We are grateful that Baby Six Billion will come into this world. Baby Six Billion, boy or girl, red or yellow, black or white, is not a liability, but an asset; not a curse, but a blessing for us all. Humanity’s long-term problem is not going to be too many children, but too few children.”

Advocates of population control programs are abusing this happy occasion to promote the myth of overpopulation and to request still more funds for programs designed to reduce the birth rate and, ultimately, populations.

Mosher’s analysis of world population trends is a welcome corrective to the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) misleading report on The State of World Population 1999. Further US funding of the UNFPA is presently in jeopardy because of admissions by UNFPA officials that it was “at the request of the Yugoslavian government” that UNFPA entered Kosovo to carry out “reproductive health” programs, targeting for population control the same population which suffered so egregiously at the hands of Yugoslavian President, and indicted war criminal, Slobodan Milosevic.

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