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Monday, February 2, 2009

British official calls for fewer babies

Maybe Nancy Pilosi should get together with Jonathan Porritt (chairman of Britain's Sustainable Development Commission). He has just decided that maybe China’s birth policies weren’t so bad after all. 

A top British official says couples who have more than two children create an unbearable burden on the environment.

I think we will work our way towards a position that says having more than two children is irresponsible

Together I’m sure they could come up with a policy that will save the world both money and trees and babies all at the same time!

I also like that there is a solid figure on how much humans cost. An “amount of carbon equivalent to 20 acres of old-growth woodland.” Once we decide how much we are each worth then we can start to decide who gets to stay and who doesn’t.

This is especially important to note in the midst of all the backlash against Angela Suleman, the woman who gave birth to octuplets recently. Yes, maybe she shouldn’t have gone for invitro with 6 children already. Maybe the doctor should have denied her treatment as well. But, where do you draw the line - legally? How many kids are you willing to put down on paper is “the limit”? Or is it OK to just make it much more expensive and less successful by only allowing 1 egg at a time? Its personal and its not the government’s job.

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