Debunking the Myth of Overpopulation – Straight Talk on Life Issues


Pro-abortion advocates often claim that our planet is facing an existential crisis of overpopulation, and because of that we must allow abortion. That is simply false. Our world is not facing a crisis of overpopulation. In fact, the western world is on the cusp of facing a crisis of underpopulation. Brad and Victor are joined by renowned expert Steven Mosher as they discuss a powerful new resource created by Life Issues Institute debunking the myth of overpopulation.


Life Issues Institute Interactive World Population Map

It is often said by the pro-abortion radicals that our planet is facing an existential crisis. They claim there are simply too many people and as a result, we must allow abortion. As is most often the case, the pro-abortionists are lying. They are alerting us to a problem that simply does not exist. In fact, we in the western world will soon face a crisis of underpopulation.

Check out our interactive to map for more information.

Total Fertility Rate 2024

At its most basic, fertilty rate measures the average number of children that women of childbearing age give birth to in a given country. Fertility rate is closely related to birth rate, which measures the number of live births per 1,000 people in a given country each year. Fertility rate and birth rate are often used to help determine a country’s replacement rate, which determines if the number of new citizens born each year is higher or lower than the number of citizens who pass away each year. Population growth or shrinkage can have a significant impact on a country’s development and economic stability.

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The Myth of Overpopulation

Most American children graduate from high school thinking that the world is overpopulated and that the socially responsible thing to do is not to have children. Not the students at the Donahue Academy in Ave Maria, Florida, however.

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Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute (1995 to present) and an internationally recognized authority on China and population issues, as well as an acclaimed author and speaker.

He is the author and/or editor of ten books on China and East Asia and hundreds of scholarly articles, editorials and opinion pieces. He was educated at the University of Washington (B.S. Biological Oceanography, M.S. Biological Oceanography) and Stanford University (M.A., East Asian Studies, M.A., Anthropology)

He is frequently invited to address the intelligence community on national security matters and to testify before Congress on such topics as China, world demographics, and human rights. Most recently, he has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on dissent, before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (The Helsinki Commission) on the security implications of declining birthrates among our European and Asian allies, and before the House Committee on the Judiciary on Sex Selection Abortions in China and India.

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