Human population needs to be controlled
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I will be taking the con side of the argument, saying that the human population does not need to be controlled.
One must accept that we live in a world of Finite resources. As it currently stands, with the growth of health care and the almost nonexistent rate of child birth deaths, humans have swelled 7 billion in just less that 150 years and live longer than ever in history. These are the two biggest reason the population is as high as it is. But that is okay. I have a plan to get the population under control.
Now I don't want you to think i am just going to say, kill people and get the numbers right. NO. What i do think we need to do is look at the Fertility rate for wanted vs unwanted pregnancy world wide. Almost unanimously unwanted pregnancy happens at a higher rate than wanted pregnancy's. Unwanted sits at roughly 3.1 and wanted is roughly at 2.1. What this means is people who want children are reproducing at a sustainable rate. At this rate you would be able to have 4 children because that 2.1 means a lot of people are only having 1 child.
However the problem is that 3.1 unwanted, that is where our growth is swelling into uncontrollable levels. How do we fix this? How do we get all the unwanted pregnancies down to 0? Contraception for one. We need to provide long term contraception to all women who want it or need it. There are many ways to control your body to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately there is not a lot of options for men just yet that are temporary, so most advertising would be geared to women until more options become available for men in the future.
My second solution is a very divisive one. I believe that the world needs to allow abortion to any women who wants one. By allowing abortion you empower women, giving them total control over their body. You set up a way for unwanting parents to go and not put themselves in a position they don't want to be in. Lastly this options helps get the 3.1 even lower getting our population to the sweet spot of 2.0 also know as the replacement rate.
This statement is false. People lived longer back then that they do now.
"However the problem is that 3.1 unwanted, that is where our growth is swelling into uncontrollable levels. How do we fix this? How do we get all the unwanted pregnancies down to 0?"
We won't be able to, there is no way. Contraception? Sure, but with the amount of teens getting pregnant every year. There's no way that anyone is going to stop the amount of teen pregnancies.
"Reports indicate that there are approximately 1 million teenagers in America that become pregnant each year. Of those, 78% are unintended. Of all the teenage women that become pregnant, 35% choose to have an abortion rather than bear a child."(I'm not quoting you, I'm quoting someone else)
Teens are having abortions, which is murder, but from previous debates I have found out that you do not think that abortion is murder. So we will continue to disagree with this statement. Therefore I will have no comments on your abortion statements because I don't want to get off topic.
I believe that our country has enough resources to provide for anyone who comes. If we have the resources, why bother controlling the population.
weather we will get the unwanted down to 0 or not is not what's important. What is important is that we try. even reducing that number in half will make a drastic improvement in the population crisis we find ourselves in.
the quote about teens actually provides a good stat for me to use..78% is a large percentage. and that is how many of them don't want to have the child. This is even further evidence that we have to do something to try and solve the problem.
I propose making contraception available to all humans. This is the front line on the defense against unwanted pregnancy.
Next would be to educate the masses on how those contraceptive devices can be useful and how they are used.
Last you have to legalize abortion. Abortion is the last resort to preventing unwanted pregnancy and I believe that choice is up to the mother 100 percent.
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