Tuesday, January 21, 2014


As the United States celebrates the life and work of the great Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., it is appropriate to remind ourselves of his comments back in May 1966 about the issue of population:-

“There is no human circumstance more tragic than the persisting existence of a harmful condition for which a remedy is readily available. Family planning, to relate population to world resources, is possible, practical and necessary. Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of billions who are its victims”.

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