From Business Insider (emphasis mine):
Here’s the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world’s biggest and oldest organization. It has buried all of the greatest empires known to man, from the Romans to the Soviets. It has establishments literally all over the world, touching every area of human endeavor. It’s given us some of the world’s greatest thinkers, from Saint Augustine on down to René Girard. When it does things, it usually has a good reason. Everyone has a right to disagree, but it’s not that they’re a bunch of crazy old white dudes who are stuck in the Middle Ages.
Today’s injunctions against birth control were re-affirmed in a 1968 document by Pope Paul VI called Humanae Vitae. He warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:
General lowering of moral standards
A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men.
Government coercion in reproductive matters.
Does that sound familiar?
Because it sure sounds like what’s been happening for the past 40 years.
In 1960, 5.3% of all births in America were to unmarried women. By 2010, it was 40.8%
Human progress is people. Everything that makes life better, from democracy to the economy to the internet to penicillin was either discovered and built by people. More people means more progress. The inventor of the cure for cancer might be someone’s fourth child that they decided not to have.
I particularly liked that last phrase, which reminds me of the posts already written here about the biggest source of economic progress being… people.
But no, let us continue to slowly kill ourselves whilst we kill our values and civilisation. Perhaps the day they are killed through euthanasia because the grateful population can’t be asked to pay for their broth and the latest model of mobile phone at the same time, some people will think the Church wasn’t so stupid after all.
Interesting exchange of ideas (better: clash of ideology) at a UN panel promoted by the Vatican, Malta and Honduras and called “Secure Human Development: Marriage, Family, Community.”
The US delegates, Msssssss Shestack-Phipps, is on record for saying as follows:
“How can you say that you value family, community, and marriage, but not bring into the picture that both men and women have a right to a healthy life, to be able to avoid unsafe abortion, and have access to the highest attainable standard of reproductive health, and to decide how many children they should have?”
The US representative is a clear example of liberal neo-nazism at work: “men and women” (oh, how inclusive this is) have a right to healthy life; this includes, according to Msssss Shestack-Phipps, the “right” to “avoid unsafe abortion”.
This is staggering. Abortion is seen as something natural and unavoidable (like the right to, say, “avoid unsafe water”) and, naturally, as a right to have it safe. How the health of a man can profit from an allegedly safe abortion is not clear to me, but I’m sure Mssssss Shestack-Phipps knows best.
Contrast this excellent example of Goebbelsian rhetoric with the intervention of the representative of the little island state of St. Lucia:
“How do we get our fertility rate to rise? We were told we needed to reduce our fertility rate –now we have an aging population.”
This must seem to come from another world to the liberal nazis a’ la Shestack-Phipps. This little developing nation wants to be helped to increase births! What?! But it can’t be, my dear lady! You Peoples of the ohhh so good, but ohhh so exploited
third world (substitute this with the politically correct expression of your choice) nations must be educated to the fact that you need an aging population. You are, simply, not Nazi enough!
Ah, how hard is the work of the liberal Msssssssses of the world……
And so there we are. Intelligent people understand that the brake to growth is not birth, but corruption, waste and war; they realise that a relentless contraception and abortion campaign has managed to reduce birth, whilst doing nothing to fight the real causes of poverty mentioned above; they clearly understand what seems to clearly escape thge champagne-intoxicated minds of our liberal nazis: that every human lives are not only human riches, but sources of opportunity and wealth in themselves; that countries where the right conditions are given grow at such a rate that they must import people, as for example the United States have done for a couple of centuries now.
Alas, such are the way of the liberal world. They are so blind to the real causes of poverty that they can’t see the elephant in the room; they are so impervious to common sense that they refuse to see that their flawed ideological approach is nothing more than just another stupid reflex of their feminist, anti-Christian ideology; they would rather have a country flooded with condoms than dedicate all their energies to free it from corruption.
Do you want proof? Read here from the same debate:
The documents that guide this year’s Commission on Population and Development admit that most nations have achieved low fertility, yet the UN continues to ask donor nations for more and more money for family planning services and for what the UN euphemistically calls commodities: condoms, pills, and injectibles that prevent pregnancy.
Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, further underscored the incongruity. She has visited many medical clinics in Africa and the doctors there told her of medicine cabinets that are empty of essentials like penicillin but overflowing with condoms – so many that children have taken to blowing them up like balloons and playing with them as toys. “So much attention is given to family planning that it drains resources away from what the desperate needs are,” she explained.
Condoms in overflowing quantity, to the point of senseless waste of politically correct money, whilst the resources for medical necessities are not there.
Mssssssses of the world: wake up.