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Seven Billion People: Cause to Celebrate?


Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, will address the national media at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Monday, 31 October 2011, on the topic of the birth of the world’s seven billionth person.

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2011
Contact Colin Mason
(540) 305-9985

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 Monday, 31 October 2011, on
the topic of the birth of the world’s seven billionth
person.

The United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) has projected 31 October 2011 as the
day on which the world will be home to seven billion people.
“This is a happy occasion,” says Mosher, a leading
population expert and best-selling author. “The
world’s population has more than doubled since 1960, and
humanity has never been so prosperous.”

The UNFPA, supported
by assorted environmental extremists and no-growth types, is
abusing this milestone to promote the myth of overpopulation
and to raise more money for its anti-people projects.
“The attitude of the anti-people types is arrogant
and elitist,” says Mosher. “They say, in
effect, to Africans, Asians and Latin Americans: ‘There are
just enough of us, but there are way too many of you.’”

According to Mosher,
“Contrary to what you might hear, the most pressing problem
in country after country today is not overpopulation, but
underpopulation. In a time of fiscal
austerity, the last thing that we need to be doing is
spending more tax dollars to drive down the birth rate,
reducing the amount of human capital available, and making
us all poorer in the long run.”

“We at PRI are
grateful that Baby Seven Billion will come into this world,”
Mosher says. “Baby Seven 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.”

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
2011
. Further U.S. funding of the UNFPA is presently in
jeopardy because of UN population control agency’s
continued involvement in China’s coercive one-child
policy. PRI investigations have repeatedly shown that the
UNFPA is complicit in a policy that is carried out by means
of forced abortions and forced sterilizations, and which has
eliminated some 400 million Chinese.

The press
event will be held in the Zenger Room of the National Press
Club beginning at 1 p.m.

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