The U.S. delegation to November’s United Nations world food summit is likely to promote “population stabilization” and “family planning” as a means of protecting world food security.
According to a July 29 report from the CWN new service, the Clinton administration has circulated a position paper expressing support for population control measures.
The U.S. position also calls on participating countries to adopt national policies favouring voluntary population stabilization.
Pro-life and pro-family groups interpret population stabilization to mean the promotion of artificial means of birth control, legalized abortion (including partial-birth abortion), and
Many of these policies have arisen at previous UN world conferences. The true nature of these anti-population proposals is often hidden in such ambiguous phrases as reproductive choice and family planning.
Pro-life groups are wary that a number of governments cite population increases and diminished natural resources as justification for population control measures.
Often foreign aid for Third World countries is based on acceptance of these kids of programs.
Organization opposed to the anti-population mentality suggest political stability, along with improvements in transportation and agricultural infrastructure, will play a key role in reducing famine and in ensuring a more equitable distribution of resources.
Clinton has attempted to appear moderate, especially with the start of the Democratic national convention in August. Pro-lifers however, have recognized the president’s extreme position on human life issues.