What Population Growth Reduction Programs Entail in Practice: Expert

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Certain elitists and the United Nations believe the world is overpopulated, and so population growth needs to be reduced. However, population control programs in many countries often use forcible methods, said Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute.

In the view of billionaires, such as Bill Gates, with the exception of Elon Musk, the world is overpopulated; notably they believe there are too many poor people, Mosher said on EpochTV’s “Crossroads” program.

However, since the 1990s the phenomenon of population collapse is seen in the industrialized nations in Europe, the Far East, North America, Australia, and New Zealand, which means that the population fertility rate is below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman, Mosher said.

A population needs on average 2.1 children per woman to replace itself from one generation to the next.

“Over the last 25 years, that depopulation, that below replacement fertility, has spread everywhere throughout the world. Almost all the countries in the world now are having too few babies to replace themselves, with the exception of some countries in Africa.”

But, Africa faces the problem of very high infant and child mortality rates so African couples naturally want to have three to five children so that two or three of them will reach adulthood, Mosher said.

In the United States, before Roe versus Wade was passed in 1973, there were about 4 million pregnancies each year and almost all of them resulted in live births, Mosher said. After Roe versus Wade, there still were 4 million pregnancies but a third of them ended in abortion, he added.

At that time, the birth rate in the United States dropped below the replacement fertility rate every year with one exception when it claimed to be 2.1 in all racial groups, Mosher said. However it plummeted again after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

Mosher hopes that after overturning Roe versus Wade life will be respected again in about half of the states and the birth rate will begin to come back up close to the replacement rate. Children are the only future that family, community, and the nation has, he added. “If you have too few children, you are on a path to basically die out over time.”

By Ella Kietlinska and Joshua Philipp

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