Malthusians against black babies

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5 Dec 2009

The latest initiative from the Optimum Population Trust, a Malthusian organisation supported by the likes of David Attenborough and Jonathon Porritt, is a population offset calculator. It allows people to offset the carbon emissions made on, say, a summer holiday by funding family planning in the developing world. The Guardian had a piece which clearly drew out the logic of this approach by illustrating it with a picture of little black babies. Brendan O’Neill, the editor of spiked, argued in a post yesterday on the National Review’s Planet Gore blog that putting emotional and financial pressure on women to have fewer babies is the antithesis of free choice.

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