- The Washington Times - Monday, August 17, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In his letter, “You dropped a population bomb on me” (Opinion, Thursday), Edd Doerr uses the centuries-old and routinely discredited Malthusian argument that the world is overpopulated and that we will all perish if population growth is not halted. His solution for his unwarranted scare tactics is family planning through contraception and abortion, which have been proven not to work. Indeed, these mechanisms have wreaked havoc on populations employing them.

Family planning in Asia has resulted in a huge population imbalance, with millions more males than females. In China alone, there are some 32 million males between the ages one and 20. This statistic indicates a bleak future for Asia.

A new Census Bureau report indicates that in 10 years there will be more people over 65 than under 5 in the world for the first time in history. This is the result that contraception and abortion have brought us.

The population problem is Mr. Doerr’s solution — contraception and abortion.

WILLIAM LUKSIC

Rockville

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