Actions have consequences. The political party that blocked U.S. family planning funds to the United Nations has helped cause world problems.
President Reagan, by executive order in 1984, blocked the U.N. family planning funds. President Clinton restored U.N. funds and President George W. Bush by executive order blocked U.N. funds again.
If a population increases and the economy does not expand in kind, then dislocation and war are the results. At the end of World War I, the French tax system penalized families with many children. The German government paid for many children to be born. Germany expanded its economy and increased its population. Who started World War II? It was not France with its war-torn land and decimated population.
The current crush of illegal immigration to the United States is one result of denial of funds for family planning options for the rest of world 20 years ago. The GOP continues to block family planning funds to the United Nations and is still blocking U.S. family planning funds to U.S. women (see Hyde Amendment). Pay less now for family planning and therefore pay more later in world population pressures. Think about it and vote "prefers Democrat."
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