Can Obama’s family-planning policies help the economy?

January 29, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Congratulations to Dave Paxson, John Feeney and Tod Preston for their roles in providing information for this article from The Christian Science Monitor January 26, 2009 edition.

President Barack Obama’s inauguration prompted a huge sigh of relief among the nation’s family-planning advocates. As they see it, his policies could help slow the swelling world population while improving economic prosperity and political stability.

Since Obama’s birth in 1961, the world’s population has more than doubled to 6.7 billion, notes David Paxson, head of World Population Balance, an advocacy organization in Minneapolis. Despite low birthrates in many industrial nations, the world’s population is growing an estimated 75-80 million a year.

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