With about 7 billion people on the planet, headlines about overpopulation disasters are continuously being made. In the past 100 years, the world’s population has doubled, and doubled again.
However, during the past century population growth has meant greater prosperity. People are now healthier, living longer, are better educated and are financially better off. The number of people living in poverty is declining.
In fact, when we look to the future, the worry is about too few children, not too many. Western nations with their declining birth rates are facing a Demographic winter. Human birthrates continue to decline, and not only will our numbers never double again, but we continue to abort children.
According to the Guttmacher Institute’s latest report, (the Guttmacher Institute was founded by Planned Parenthood), there are 42 million induced abortions a year worldwide. The real global total could be higher than that, since Guttmacher has no way of getting accurate statistics from countries with high abortion rates; China alone probably performs somewhere between 10-14 million abortions per year say Steven Mosher and Colin Mason of the Poulation Research Institute.
Colin Mason and Steven Mosher point our in their LifeNews.com article, that if we assume Guttmacher is somewhat correct, then “at 40 million abortions a year, it would only take 25 years to eliminate one billion babies. Since the abortion business really took off around 1960 or so, we have probably eliminated nearly twice that number, or two billion unborn human beings.”