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Title Sex and consequences: world population growth vs. reproductive rights?
Subject Birth control--Moral and ethical aspects; Population policy; Contraception
Description The 54th Annual Frederick Reynolds Lecture
Creator Battin, M. Pabst
Publisher Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah
Date 1994-05-25
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier,830
Source HQ766.2 B38 1994
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Sex and consequences," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Description this objection in a single word, it is opposition to what has been so adroitly labeled the "controlista" attitudes and programs of those attempting to control population growth. Thus, it will be crucial to discover whether what we shall be examining here doesâ€"or does notâ€"incorporate "controlista" features too. The continuing argument between these opposing camps, the neoMalthusians and the feminists, has, of course, been vigorousâ€" often quite acrimoniousâ€"over the last several decades. Indeed, as Paul Harrison says, "there is no debate quite like this one for sound and fury,"^ and often the two sides do not really listen to each other at all. To be sure, there have been a number of specific strategies to try to resolve the problem. Outright denial of the Malthusian projection has been one of these strategies. The Vatican, for example, is said to have claimed at one point that the earth could support 40 billion people, or eight times its current population. Veiled denial has been another strategy: Senator James Buckley, who headed the U.S. delegation to the second U.N. International Conference on Population, held in Mexico City in 1984, claimed that under some conditions rapid population growth in developing countries could be beneficial, and that rather than address population growth per se, developing countries should be encouraged to "adopt sound economic policies based on free markets and individual initiative. Still others have pointed out that there is little agreement on what the "carrying capacity" of the earth is, and there is little or no way to determine how developments in food production techniques or the exploitation of new resources, such as fisheries, might change this. Some have taken current evidence that the rate of population growth is slowing as proof that the problem has been solved, though this is, of course, by no means the case: to slow a rate of increase is not to end that increase. Flights of fantasy have been another response: some have endorsed space migration as a means of reducing population pressures, though they seem to have overlooked the fact that, since none of the sun's other planets appear habitable, it would take a spaceship at escape velocity (25,000 mph) 114,000 years in transit to reach the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, and it would be necessary to launch 258,000 people in rockets every day just to ...6...
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Source Original Manuscript: Sex & consequences : world population growth vs. reproductive rights? by Margaret P. Battin.
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