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Empowering Women Means Eliminating People?

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By Susan Ciancio

Absurdity abounded in a Town Hall debate this week. According to the Daily Wire, a teacher named Martha Readyoff addressed Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders saying:

“Empowering women, and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. . . . Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?”

Sanders responded:

The answer’s “yes.” . . . Women in the United States of Americas, by the way, have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions. 

And the Mexico City agreement—which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control—to me is totally absurd. . . . So I think, especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very strongly support.

I think we can all agree that we must take care of the world in which we live. Climate change is something that, as a human race, we must address together so that the environment is protected and sustainable. However, we cannot effect change or help the Earth by killing its inhabitants.

Furthermore, the World Health Organization explains that

“2.1 children per woman is called replacement-level fertility (UN, Population Division). This value represents the average number of children a woman would need to have to reproduce herself by bearing a daughter who survives to childbearing age. If replacement level fertility is sustained over a sufficiently long period, each generation will exactly replace itself without any need for the country to balance the population by international migration.”

Political economist Nicholas Eberstadt argues that many countries are not even hitting that 2.1 replacement level and that estimation of future global population is impossible because no formula exists that is accurate enough to make that estimation.

Sanders and others like him speak of “reproductive decisions” as if there’s no baby involved in the matter. But this selfish and short-sighted vision of life is just plain evil. Regardless of the population or anyone’s opinion about it, the solution to any climate concern can never be to eliminate people. We are talking about human beings—tiny innocent children—who are killed before ever having a chance to take a breath. This is not empowerment. This is not simply taking control of your “own body.”

As a race of human beings, we must come up with solutions that show the value we have as humans. We must work together, not selectively choose to eliminate the weakest members of our human family.

Watching the debates and seeing people discuss abortion as a “right” and as a “solution” proves just one thing to me—that we as a human race have a problem much bigger than the environment. Turning on each other and killing our family members is just what this culture of death wants. Satan is winning.

And he will continue to win unless we stand up and say that all forms of abortion are wrong. Murder is never a solution.