A troubling belief at the fringes of the climate debate

  • 10 September 2019
  • NormanL

Buried in the recent Democratic talk-a-thon about climate change was a question posed to Sen. Bernie Sanders about an issue that's lurked in the shadows: population control.

You can see the exchage in the nearby video. It's chilling -- an embrace of abortion as a means to "save the planet" from...people. Not everyone was willing to let it slide. CNN's S.E. Cupp blasted the idea on Twitter:

Sanders agreed with the audience member and then added that the "Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control" is "totally absurd."

Cupp expressed her outrage on Twitter following Sanders' answer to the question.

Let’s just state for the record: talking about needing “population control” through ABORTION for the sake of CLIMATE is talking about EUGENICS. The fact that @BernieSanders is willing to entertain this vile idea is not only disgusting, it should be disqualifying.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) September 5, 2019

"Let’s just state for the record: talking about needing 'population control' through ABORTION for the sake of CLIMATE is talking about EUGENICS," Cupp tweeted. "The fact that @BernieSanders is willing to entertain this vile idea is not only disgusting, it should be disqualifying."

The anchor followed up in a second tweeted, "Also, if we’re going to talk about population control, we should bring up Malthusian theory, a cautionary tale against not anticipating how science and industry would solve future problems, like population growth. Let’s talk, @BernieSanders."

Also, if we’re going to talk about population control, we should bring up Malthusian theory, a cautionary tale against not anticipating how science and industry would solve future problems, like population growth. Let’s talk, @BernieSanders.

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) September 5, 2019

Humanity has had a profound affect on global ecology and climate. There's ample room to debate how best to address and mitigate those affects. But there's no room for an anti-human, anti-life stance in that discussion. 

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