Pro-Forced Abortion Fool to Speak at Vatican
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Thu Jan 12, 2017 - 4:06 pm EST
He supports forced abortion, sterilization. Next month, he’s speaking at the Vatican.


Update January 13, 2017: LifeSiteNews has published a reaction from life and family experts to Ehrlich at the Vatican here.

VATICAN CITY, January 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican has invited the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement to present a paper at an upcoming Vatican-run conference.

Dr. Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb is scheduled to speak in Vatican City during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss “how to save the natural world.” The Stanford biologist champions sex-selective abortion as well as mass forced sterilization as legitimate methods to curb population growth.

In his 1968 book, Ehrlich went so far as to defend forced abortion, writing: “Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.”

Titled Biological Extinction, the February conference will address what Vatican organizers call an unsustainable “imbalance” between the world’s population and what the earth is capable of producing. The event is jointly sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Organizers of the Vatican-run conference predict that if effective steps are not taken to reverse so-called man-made “global climate change,” then up to 40 percent of “all biodiversity on Earth” will be destroyed “by the end of this century,” including a “majority” of species of plants.

“[T]here is no possibility of improving our situation without the widespread adoption of social justice, both as a matter of morality and as a matter of survival,” the event brochure put out by the Vatican states.

With the invitation of Ehrlich to address the conference, how the Pontifical Academies understand “social justice” takes on a sinister aspect.

In The Population Bomb, Ehrlich forecasted “an utter breakdown in the capacity of the planet to support humanity” that would result in starvation for hundreds of millions, predictions that have proved to be false while his theories have been debunked. The biologist predicted in 1968 that half of Americans would die by 1990. India and China would simply die out. By the year 2000, England would also cease to exist. Ehrlic mentioned in his book sex-selection abortion as a potentially effective tool for conserving the world’s resources by reducing population, a position he continues to defend.

In a 2011 interview with Mara Hvistendahl, Ehrlich defended sex-selection abortion, stating that “it would be a good idea to let people have their choice so that they could have fewer children and could have what they wanted,” adding that a sex-selection abortion and possibly even infanticide might be a better fate for females than what awaited them in an overpopulated world.

“You can be aborted as a conceptus, you can be killed at birth, or you can be sold into slavery and die in a slum someplace,” he said. “It would be interesting to know how many females you’re keeping out of hideous situations [when they are not] killed or infanticided.”

In the same interview, Ehrlich also defended the principle behind mass forced sterilization, a concept mentioned in a 1977 book he co-authored titled Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, suggesting that mass sterilization working in tandem with sex-selection technology would be particularly effective for population control interests.

Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, criticized the Vatican’s choice of Ehrlich as a suitable speaker.

“Ehrlich’s opinions on biological extinction rates are just as exaggerated as his failed predictions of a human population explosion. Why the Vatican should be giving a platform to this secular prophet of doom is beyond me,” he told LifeSiteNews.

“There are plenty of credible Catholic scientists around whose fact-based opinions should be highlighted by their Church. What's next? Inviting Raúl Castro to speak on human rights?” he added.

The Catholic Church not only condemns abortion but coercive population control methods as well.

Instead of seeing people as “mouths to feed,” “pollution producers,” or “carbon footprint makers,” the Church sees each person as a unique and unrepeatable gift from God.

In his watershed 1968 Encyclical Humanae Vitae that taught about the moral evil of using contraception to space birth, Pope Paul VI warned rulers of countries against using illicit methods of birth control to solve the “demographic problem.”

“Do not allow the morality of your peoples to be degraded; do not permit that by legal means practices contrary to the natural and divine law be introduced into the fundamental cell, the family,” he urged at that time.

Paul VI warned the people of the world then that if contraception became a societal norm it would provide governments with a “dangerous weapon” to manipulate population sizes.

“Who will stop rulers from favoring, from even imposing upon their peoples, if they were to consider it necessary, the method of contraception which they judge to be most efficacious? In such a way men, wishing to avoid individual, family, or social difficulties encountered in the observance of the divine law, would reach the point of placing at the mercy of the intervention of public authorities the most personal and most reserved sector of conjugal intimacy,” he wrote.

Pope Francis has also explicitly rejected population control as a method to combat climate change, writing in his encyclical Laudato Si’ that to “blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism on the part of some [for lack of resources] is one way of refusing to face the issues.”

Given the Church’s outright condemnation of abortion, contraception, and the use of coercive population control measures to curb demographics, it remains to be seen why the Pontifical Academies viewed the famed proponent of population control as a suitable speaker for their conference.

This is not the first time an advocate for positions contrary to the Catholic faith has been invited to attend Vatican conferences. The leaders of both Pontifical Academies have, under Francis’ pontificate, surprisingly given prominent platforms to some of the world’s foremost proponents of abortion and population control, including Ban Ki-moon and Jeffrey Sachs.

In 2015, Professor Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, slammed the Centre for Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam), an American pro-life research institute that monitors the United Nations, after it raised concerns about abortion and population control proponents being given a platform at a Vatican conference on climate change. “I am appointed by the Pope and responsible directly to him. I’m afraid that leaves you and your cohort out in the cold,” she told the organization at that time.

Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, also has a history of inviting abortion and population control proponents to Vatican events. He has been criticized by pro-life advocates for unreservedly endorsing the United Nations’ controversial Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which pro-lifers warn include a not-so-hidden abortion and population control agenda. Last year, Sorondo defended inviting then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, an abortion advocate, to address a “social order” conference.

Also attending the Vatican conference is African Cardinal Peter Turkson, who in a BBC interview in 2015 said “birth control” could “offer a solution” to the impacts of climate change. Turkson, who has since become the prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, later revised his statement, saying that when he used the term “birth control,” what he actually meant was spacing of births or “responsible parenthood.”
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I like what Dr. Jordan Peterson says in answer to the question, "How did we get to this point?" One step at a time...

https://youtu.be/sSDClxjcR-4?t=9m51s
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(01-15-2017, 11:10 PM)richgr Wrote: I like what Dr. Jordan Peterson says in answer to the question, "How did we get to this point?" One step at a time...

https://youtu.be/sSDClxjcR-4?t=9m51s
Yep...by hijackers and modernists turning the heat up on the boiling frog a little at a time.
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Since they're interested in protecting the environment:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...ptive-pill
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From Lifesite:




A list of the most insane things uttered by the abortion activist speaking at the Vatican next month   

January 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The leading population control activist speaking at the Vatican next month has compared human babies to garbage, said every sexually active woman needs "free access" to abortion and contraception, and said the Catholic Church's moral teachings are "just as unethical" as a "terrorist act."

Dr. Paul Ehrlich is the undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement. He has defended mass forced sterilization and even forced abortion.

Ehrlich has made inflammatory statements about the hierarchy of the Catholic Church being a force of "evil." He has criticized Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' for not endorsing population control and said that the pontiff should embrace positions contrary to Church teaching. Nevertheless, the Vatican invited Ehrlich to present a paper at an upcoming conference.

He is scheduled to present a paper at a February 27-March 1 conference titled Biological Extinction, sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Here we list some of the most shocking positions Ehrlich has advocated in his books and interviews.
 
Population control and compulsory abortion are acceptable under the U.S. Constitution:
Quote: 1968 and 1977: "Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."
(The Population Bomb; Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, p. 837.)

'More and more' people are the cause inflation:
Quote: August 3, 1981: "When you look at the cures for inflation that don’t consider the very fundamental cause of inflation that is, more and more people attempting to devour a finite pie – the notion that either supply side economics or standard Keynesian economics is going to solve it is just crazy." 
(The Spokesman Review)

There are too many people on Earth:
Quote: February 6, 1989: The world has "perhaps" five times as many people as it can tolerate.
  (Our Earth is Past the Point of No Return, Newsday)

Sex-selective abortion might be a better fate for girls than being born:
Quote: 2011: "It would be a good idea to let people have their choice so that they could have fewer children and could have what (gender) they wanted." It may be better for girls to be aborted because "You can be aborted as a conceptus, you can be killed at birth, or you can be sold into slavery and die in a slum someplace. It would be interesting to know how many females you’re keeping out of hideous situations (when they are not) killed or infanticided." 
(Commenting on sex-selective abortion in an interview with Mara Hvistendahl)

We need to lower the birth rate rather than focus on feeding people:
Quote: January 9, 2013: "Too many studies asking 'how can we possibly feed 9.6 billion people by 2050?' should also be asking 'how can we humanely lower birth rates far enough to reduce that number to 8.6?'"
(Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society)

Opposition to contraception is part of a 'dangerous trend' of religious 'endarkenment':
Quote: January 9, 2013: "To our minds, the fundamental cure, reducing the scale of the human enterprise (including the size of the population) to keep its aggregate consumption within the carrying capacity of Earth, is obvious but too much neglected or denied. There are great social and psychological barriers in growthmanic cultures to even considering it. This is especially true because of the 'endarkenment'—a rapidly growing movement towards religious orthodoxies that reject enlightenment values such as freedom of thought, democracy, separation of church and state, and basing beliefs and actions on empirical evidence. They are manifest in dangerous trends such as climate denial, failure to act on the loss of biodiversity and opposition to condoms (for AIDS control) as well as other forms of contraception. If ever there was a time for evidence-based (as opposed to faith-based) risk reduction strategies, it is now."
(Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society)

Reducing fertility rates via contraception and abortion a 'win-win' for societies:
Quote: January 9, 2013: "If foresight intelligence became established, many more scientists and policy planners (and society) might, for example, understand the demographic contributions to the predicament, stop treating population growth as a ‘given’ and consider the nutritional, health and social benefits of humanely ending growth well below nine billion and starting a slow decline. This would be a monumental task, considering the momentum of population growth. Monumental, but not impossible if the political will could be generated globally to give full rights, education and opportunities to women, and provide all sexually active human beings with modern contraception and backup abortion. The degree to which those steps would reduce fertility rates is controversial, but they are a likely win-win for societies."
  (Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society)

Women should have free contraception and abortions:
Quote: January 11, 2013: "Studies have shown that when women are given full rights, they have fewer children, which will help slow birth rates. We also need to give every sexually active human free access to modern contraception and emergency abortion."
(As quoted in The Stanford Review)

'Nobody...has the right to have 12 children or even three':
Quote:January 22, 2013: "Giving people the right to have as many people as many children that they want is, I think, a bad idea. It’s not giving people the right to have as many children as they want, it’s giving people the right to control their reproduction so that they don’t have so many children that their children’s and grandchildren’s lives are in danger...Nobody, in my view, has the right to have 12 children or even three unless the second pregnancy is twins. That may be a hard-nosed view, but if you look at the entire situation, it’s crystal clear if we keep the populations of the rich growing, then the poor aren’t going to have a chance, and eventually, the descendants of the rich aren’t going to have a chance either." 
(Interview with Raw Story)

World population must be reduced:
Quote: 2014: "Society needs rescaling – we’ve got to reduce the size of the entire human enterprise."
(Hope on Earth: A Conversation, as highlighted by ChurchAndState.org)

'The pope and many of the bishops are one of the truly evil, regressive forces on the planet':
Quote: 2014: "Think of the influence on sex of the big unethical monotheisms that run much of our Western world and believe themselves to be above criticism. Prior to their dominance, the pagans in the Roman Empire let each other live and let live—as long as you helped protect your fellow citizens by doing the proper sacrifices to the local deities. The pagans weren’t interested in converting others. Of course, the most unethical thing going on now with one of the monotheisms, Catholicism, is opposition to the use of contraception. The main source of that is the Vatican and its bishops. Yet Catholics use contraception as much as non-Catholics, and they have abortions with even higher frequency. But the reason that the hierarchy fights against both is that the higher-ups in the church don’t want to admit that the Protestants and Jews were right. The picture with Islam is more mixed and not remotely as injurious as the Catholic position. Islam, like Protestantism and originally henotheistic Judaism, generally permits contraception, and since the Pharisees, Judaism has had little interest in proselytizing. All are unethical since their leaders often attempt to dictate the behavior, especially sexual behavior, of others with at the very least threats and at the worst torture and murder. All of them, with trivial exceptions, tend to oppress women. Much of this is an evolutionary continuation of male dominance, based now often on dictates received from imaginary entities. And, of course, in most societies criticizing the ridiculous ideas of religion cannot be part of reasonable social discourse.

"Thus you have ‘God-fearing’ people trying to maintain their rigid positions, especially trying to control the lives of women. I consider that their rigid opposition to something so basic, so critical to the future of life on Earth, as controlling reproduction to be just as unethical as any major affront to the environment or terrorist act. They’re working to kill people—women who need safe abortions now, and our descendants who are likely to have much higher death rates related to the decay of human life-support systems as a consequence of overpopulation. The pope and many of the bishops are one of the truly evil, regressive forces on the planet, in my opinion, interested primarily in maintaining their power. What other collective conclusions should one reasonably draw from the outrageous lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of so many victims of pedophilia and other crimes against humanity, all covered up by the church?

"Consider the bishops assaulting nuns for trying to be good Christians and helping people, while turning their backs on the child abuse that has become one of the defining attributes of the church. And it’s not just the Catholic Church. Think of the state of women in general." 
(Hope on Earth: A Conversation, as highlighted by ChurchAndState.org)

Overpopulation could lead to cannibalism:
Quote: May 22, 2014: "We will soon be asking, 'is it perfectly okay to eat the bodies of your dead because we’re all so hungry?'...It’s moving in that direction with ridiculous speed."
(Interview with HuffPost Live, suggesting overpopulation could lead to cannibalism, as quoted by the Daily Mail)

Having babies is like throwing trash in your neighbor's yard:
Quote: May 31, 2015: "The idea that every woman should have as many babies as she wants is to me exactly the same kind of idea as everybody ought to be permitted to throw as much of their garbage into their neighbor’s backyard as they want." 
(The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion, New York Times)

Pope Francis is "dead wrong" for not prompting population control as a solution to environmental problems:
Quote: September 14, 2015: Laudato Si is "raving nonsense" for not promoting population control... "He (Pope Francis) is right on some things but he is just dead wrong on that. There is no competent scientist who would say there is not a problem with population growth. In other words, the pope is dead wrong. Here he is following an antique doctrine that it is impossible to change. I am sure he knows better, he is not a dope." 
(For Nature Climate Change as quoted in The Guardian)

Pope Francis should break from Catholic teaching by supporting "women's rights and family planning":
Quote: October 25, 2015: "Pope Francis needs to heed his own comments on the Church’s 'obsession' with contraception and abortion, and assume a leadership position in support of women’s rights and family planning. There is little chance that the existential challenge facing humanity will be met if the call for dramatic change in society is not expanded to embrace the global demographic dilemma." 
(Nature Climate Change)

During the current pontificate, Pontifical Academies have given prominent platforms to some of the world’s foremost proponents of abortion and population control, including Ban Ki-moon and Jeffrey Sachs.

In April 2015, Sachs, an abortion and population control activist, moderated and co-hosted a Vatican conference on climate change. In 2013, he delivered the keynote lecture at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

Ki-Moon, then the Secretary General of the United Nations, met with Pope Francis in October 2016 and publicly praised him for being a "strong voice" for the UN's globalist, environmentalist push. Ki-Moon was at the Vatican for a conference organized in part by the Pontifical Council for Culture. He is an LGBT and abortion activist whose plans to implement the UN's sustainable development goals included the promotion of abortion and the normalization of homosexuality around the world.
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"Sex-selective abortion might be a better fate for girls than being born: "

...and radical feminists don't raise a fuss over that being sexist because? Oh right, because it's about their 'rights.'
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Speaking of this guy...from The Remnant:

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(01-14-2017, 07:32 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: URGENT: Sign the petition to the Holy Father urging him to stop this scandal. Click here.

If Cardinals cannot still get him to respond to the Dubia, what makes anyone think a petition will work?
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