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and women on the use of contraceptives or birth control. Even though statistics say that the world is headed towards a disastrously increasing overuse of precious resources because of its increasing population, many still stand against the use of contraceptives and other forms of birth control. Even those educated on the population problem regard birth control as unnecessary and perhaps even undesirable. Individuals, groups and nations who hold such views may do so for military, political, religious or even economic reasons. At one time, the Roman government rewarded mothers and taxed bachelors and the USSR passed laws that made abortion and even contraception illegal. Many pronationalist equate military or political power with a larger population and believe that it provides

both a larger labour force and a larger market. They must be informed that birth control can avoid a large population which presses on the environment and its resources and take away from the capital available for new investment. Crowded cities usually equals mass unemployment which causes political turmoil. At present, the strongest opposition to birth control comes as a result to religious ideals. The Roman Catholic church still continues to ban all forms of birth control except periodic abstinence. The global education of birth control must not only encourage the use of birth control and make it more readily available, but also dispel any myths about it. A common myth among Italian women are that pills are harmful to the body, causing circulation problems, tumors and even

deforming future children. When most people learn of China’s one child policy, they usually declare it a violation of the basic human right of reproduction. This may be true, but the one child policy is working in reducing China’s rate of natural increase. Even still, the one child policy will not stop the growth in population, with an estimated increase of roughly the population of the United States by the year 2000. On the other hand, without it, China’s population will reach gigantic numbers. Implementing such a policy in other countries such as the democratic United States will most likely create a severe opposition from such groups as the woman’s rights movement. One possibility to avoid a national uprising is to instead of creating an actual policy, is to campaign

through the use of television, radio, and other forms of communication that strongly promotes a two child or even one child family. Nevertheless, government action must be taken now, whether it be to create more jobs, improve pensions, reduce family sizes and/or promote the use of birth control. As Isaac Asimov clearly states it, our planet is facing certain doom if measures are not taken quickly to avoid it. At different points in human history, we faced the danger of becoming extinct, from the overpowering animals in prehistoric times to the overpowering nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Today, our problem is very different and much more severe, the problem is that there will be simply too many humans for the earth to handle. As Tomas Robert Malthus puts it, “The power of

population is indefinitely greater than the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man.” Without conditions such as global education, birth control and government action which will contribute to the population problem, Isaac Asimov’s unbelievable theory may one day speak the truth. Asimov, Isaac. “Let’s suppose…” Earth: Our Crowded Spaceship. New York: John Day Co., 1974 Global Issues, 96/97 ed. Connecticut: Dushkin Publishing Group / Brown & Benchmark Publishers. Pp. 42-44, 45-49,50-59,73-77 Malthus, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population. London: Printed for J. Johnson, in St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1798. http://fisher.ecn.bris.ac.uk/het/malthus/popu.txt Myers, Norman Dr. Gaia. An Atlas of Planet Management. New York: Anchor Press / Doubled

& Company Inc., 1984 Noble, Mike. Population http://oasis.bellevue.k12.wa.us/sammamish…dies.dir/hist_doces.dir/population.mn.html Suzuki, David. Exponential Growth us Merely Another case if False Worship, unknown source