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"The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman and each nation must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem."
Lyndon Baines Johnson
"We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves."
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
"Either a species learns to control its own population, or something like disease, famine, war, will take care of the issue."
"If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either."
"...democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. The more people there are, the less one individual matters."
"Doesn't every woman deserve the right to have a safe pregnancy and a baby that's born healthy? I believe this is a very basic human right."
"When the family is small, whatever little they have they are able to share. There is peace."
Philip Njuguna, pastor, Nairobi, Kenya
"Every maternal death is an event we can avoid and one that we should never allow to happen."
Fatima Bakire, MD, Dosso Regional Hospital
"If men bore children, there would only be one born in each family."
"In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder."