Fundamental cause of population shortfall (letter)by Brian A PeacheyNews Weekly
, February 20, 2010
The Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd has raised the serious consequences of our future population. It is arguably one of the biggest and most important issues of national identity and destiny.
The prediction is that by 2050 we will have a population of 35 million with too few workers to support the increasing number of elderly no longer able to be productive.
Mr Rudd says the ratio of working-age people to those aged 65 and over currently is about 5 to 1, and will fall by 2050 to 2.7 people of working age for each retired.
The reason is that Australians are not producing their own children in sufficient numbers to prevent the alarming projection. Unless we alter our values and behaviour, it will certainly happen.
It is important that there be a rational debate, but this will not happen because the media will not allow it and politicians do not want to face a fundamental cause which is that we condone the killing of 100,000 unborn children every year.
That is a reality, but to mention it will cause screams from the feminists, chanting that a woman has the right to kill her unborn child. A woman has no more right, from a philosophical or biological point of view, to kill her child before it is born any more than after it is born.
The unborn child is a human being with all the genes at conception that it will ever have. It is an individual person, different from its mother and father, and has the right to be protected.
Because of the pressure of politically active feminists and some libertarians, it is legal to kill unborn children (in Victoria, up to a day before it is born). This law is a bad law. Its educative power changes our values and is the reason Australia will face the population catastrophe being predicted.Brian A. Peachey,