Planned Parenthood's aggressive programs result in unprecedented, irreversible population aging
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2011-05-18

Rather than saving taxpayer money through its aggressive contraception and abortion programs worldwide as it continually claims, Planned Parenthood and its cohorts are leading the world into utter economic ruin.

Through the leadership of Planned Parenthood, almost half the countries in the world are facing what has come to be known as demographic winter, where fertility rates have fallen so dramatically that populations are rapidly aging.

All developed nations are below the fertility rate needed to maintain replacement of their population, and the development of poor nations is being stymied by the loss of their most valuable resource: people.

Historically, world population has been pyramidal, with a broad base of young workers at the bottom to support the aging population at the top. When the population pyramid reverses because a society reaches below replacement level fertility, there will not be enough younger people to support the aging population or to sustain the economy, resulting in eventual economic collapse.

A UN report entitled World Population Ageing 2009 rings the alarm about the consequences of below replacement level fertility, saying that:

* Population ageing results mainly from reductions of fertility that have become virtually universal. The resulting slowdown in the growth of the number of children coupled with the steady increase in the number of older persons has a direct bearing on both the intergenerational and intragenerational equity and solidarity that are the foundations of society.
* Population ageing is unprecedented, a process without parallel in the history of humanity.
* Population ageing is pervasive since it is affecting nearly all the countries of the world. Population ageing is profound, having major consequences and implications for all facets of human life. In the economic area, population ageing will have an impact on economic growth, savings, investment, consumption, labour markets, pensions, taxation and intergenerational transfers.
* At the world level, the number of older persons is expected to exceed the number of children for the first time in 2045. In the more developed regions, where population ageing is far advanced, the number of children dropped below that of older persons in 1998.
* By mid-century, the developing world is likely to reach the same stage in the process of population ageing that the developed world is already at.
* Because fertility levels are unlikely to rise again to the high levels common in the past, population ageing is irreversible and the young populations that were common until recently are likely to become rare over the course of the twenty-first century.

At a UN panel last month, a U.S. delegate railed against "resistance to acknowledging access to family planning as a necessity," while a delegate from St. Lucia implored, "How do we get our fertility rate to rise? We were told we needed to reduce our fertility rate - now we have an aging population." Aid to foreign countries is often predicated on coercing them to place Planned Parenthood style "family planning" at the top of their priority list.

It's a safe bet that once the population pyramid is upside down worldwide, PP will turn its attention to eliminating the inconvenient elderly. After all, generations that have allowed their own children to be aborted and contracepted out of this world should expect that they will be eliminated by the children they have schooled in the culture of death.

Let's shout the truth from the mountaintops! It is time to defund Planned Parenthood totally and completely now! The survival of mankind hinges on generous parents raising generous children, who will in turn be generous in giving life and love. Enough of giving our money to the organization that merrily leads the way down the slippery slope to death and the demise of society as we know it!

Our web site, www.stopp.org, holds a wealth of information on defunding Planned Parenthood. Visit us today.