Thursday 21 July 2011

The chutzpah of population control extremists is breathtaking

Simon Ross of Population Matters (formerly the Optimum Population Trust) was quoted thus in last Sunday's Observer:
"[F]amily planning is cheap, yet many people don't use it properly and accidental pregnancy rates are very high. We need to change the incentives to make the environmental case that one or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish.The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families." [my emphases]
Excuse me? For all my adult life, supporters of "family planning" have claimed - repeatedly and in no uncertain terms - that "family planning" is all about choice, that no one (especially not men) have a right to tell women what to do with their bodies and that one should never, ever be judgmental about another person's private reproductive decisions.

Mr Ross' chutzpah shows that population control extremists are as bendy as a Beckham free-kick.

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