Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Watch SPUC's Anthony Ozimic and me speak about population on Russian TV

Last week Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager and I participated in a round-table discussion on the Russian news channel RIA Novosti. We were joined by Russian experts on demography, Prof. Anatoly Antonov (head of the chair of demography of the department of sociology in Moscow State University, Russia), Igor Beloborodov (director of Demographic Research Institute, Russia) and Olga Antonova (head of the department of statistics for population and healthcare of Russian Statistics Comittee, Russia); and by our colleague Steven Mosher of the Population Research Institute (PRI) (see my blog yesterday commending Steve's message on the birth of baby 7 billion). Do watch the whole discussion on YouTube (click the play button in the box below or watch directly on YouTube). My first contribution starts at around 17 minutes into the video and lasts until 26mins. Anthony's first contribution starts at around 30mins and ends at around 37mins. Our final, briefer contributions start at 1hr04mins. Here are some of the main points I made:
  • Phoney science on population growth has helped to de-sensitise the world, including religious leaders, to the greatest attack on human life in the history of the world.
  • There is no moral leadership in the West seeking to withstand this onslaught on human life, on parental rights, and on conscientious objection to abortion.
  • Unless the pro-life movement worldwide speaks up loud and clear and makes this deplorable situation absolutely clear to Christian pastors, the decline into the destruction of unborn children, the destruction of parents’ rights and responsibilities and the destruction of the health and moral welfare of young people will be completed with terrifying speed.

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