Skip to comments.Birth control pill creator regrets population decline
Posted on 09/27/2009 8:38:35 AM PDT by Bushwacker777
" chemist who led to the invention of the birth control pill says he regrets the demographic catastrophe that has resulted from people using the contraceptive device to separate reproduction from sexuality, reports Baptist Press.
Carl Djerassi, the 85-year-old Austrian chemist who was one of three whose formulation of synthetic hormones paved the way for the pill, wrote an opinion piece in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard lamenting the way the pill has been used.
Austria's population now includes more people over age 65 than under 15, and Djerassi said the country soon will face an "impossible situation" as the working class becomes too small to support the needs of senior citizens. Each family in Austria needs to produce three children to maintain population levels, he said, but on average couples have 1.4 children.
The fall in the birth rate in European countries, he said, is an epidemic far worse than obesity, but it receives less attention."
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Austria’s population now includes more people over age 65 than under 15.
Note to self if I invenet something what will be the end result?
it receives NO attention because that is what the elites want.
So who did invent the wheel??
I know...Some kid rolling a rock down the hill at his "buddy". But he wanted better control....and invented the little red wagon....
So... now we have a social disfunction with a bunch of males without female partners. Not to mention they have largest standing army in the world, and all of them are pissed!
That is a very, very bad combination...
The problem is NOW the crap is in the drinking water and that has to cause long term problems.
I can hear PETA and enviro whackos complaining of salmon without eggs.
“I can hear PETA and enviro whackos complaining of salmon without eggs.”
That will be next in the Lefty list.
I thought the world was OVER-POPULATED....
Just let in a few million Muslims. Everything will be fine!
“they have largest standing army in the world...” INDEED
Wasn’t the idea behind the pill that people would have sex without fear of pregnancy? Isn’t that what these guys were trying to invent, a pill that surpressed ovulation so that pregnancy would be surpressed?
Is he surprised/sad that too many people wanted to have fewer children than they would have had?
Yep this does show unintended consequences doesn’t it? Maybe they thought people would try to schedule pregnancies with the pill, not permanently reduce the number of children.
I am old enough to remember when Pope Paul VI released his encyclical, “Humanae Vitae”. He was castigated and ridiculed when he said the wide-spread use of birth control would result in social pathologies, selfishness, promiscuity, increased transmission of STD’s, and eventually the acceptance of all sorts of previously abhorent sexual preversions and of abortion on demand. The separation of the sex act from procreation was against natural law, he stated.
Boy, was he laughed at. He was called all sorts of names, and told to shut up since he was a celibate man.
He was right! Of course, I will never expect anyone, espciallly on the left, to admit he was right.
A baby nonetheless.
I just went and saw Bruce Willis’s new film about surrogates. It illustrates that humans all too often make the wrong choices when it comes to using technology. The wake of the Pill is a perfect illustration that we should work on improving ourselves and our humanity and stop messing with the natural order of things.
Wide utilization of the pill and other Western medical technology designed to reduce local populations in developed countries while humans in 3rd world countries continued to breed like rabbits while we sustained their populations as best we could with the same advanced medical technology was in effect the institution of demographic unilateral disarmament. The developed world will now reap the unintended consequences that always follow when you unilaterally disarm against an opponent that has no such intention.