"The prospects for development and alleviation of poverty in the Philippines will remain poor unless the country's spiraling population growth can be brought under control warned a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)"
Catholic church -- against pop. control
Philippines: highest growth rate in the region
|I didn't realize that the Philippines had a population problem.
find out more about Catholic church position
rich people -- donating money to help with population growth
Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates.
|I wonder why they feel they need to do this?
US & industrialized countries -- easy access to birth control
"That opportunity must be extended to the developing countries if they are to avoid aggravating the social, economic and environmental difficulties from which they already suffer."
|I wonder what kinds of contraceptives they have available?
look it up
"If we Americans behave in Iraq as we behave in other countries, upon Baghdad's surrender we will fly in teams of population controllers and 'gender advisers,'" Mosher continues. "They will inaugurate programs which will subject Iraqi children, especially girls, to graphic sex education programs. They will stock Iraqi medical clinics with condoms and contraceptives. They will further insist that family planning (population control) programs be in place, warning that the penalty for noncompliance will be a denial of additional aid, even in the form of loans from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund."
("Population control" 5)
|Low opinion of US strategies, that's for sure. Do we really do this?
find out about 'gender advisors'