Apparently, Thomas Malthus is now a member of Congress. The omnibus provides half a billion dollars to encourage women in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to have fewer children so we can protect habitat and “biodiversity.”
We guess the greens now have concluded that a good strategy to save the planet is for there to be fewer brown and black children. (Sounds to us like a policy the Ku Klux Klan would fully embrace!)
Incidentally, these 1970s’ style population control agencies, which they now euphemistically call “Family Planning,” run the same gruesome programs that encouraged and financed infanticide, forced abortions, sterilizations, and one-child policies in poor countries around the world. The supporters are the same people who profess to be “pro-choice” and lecture about “a woman’s right to choose.”
As our hero, the late, great Julian Simon taught us all (except for liberal Democrats) human beings are assets, not liabilities. Someone needs to remind Congress that the big population problem in most parts of the world today is too few children, not too many.