Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $33,972 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Ted Turner and the tilt toward coercive population-control plans

Catholic World News - December 07, 2010

Media mogul Ted Turner has encouraged world leaders to adopt an international norm restricting families to just one child. He claims this step is necessary to global survival.

Steven Mosher of the Population Research Institute argues that Turner’s willingness to follow the lead of China illustrates a dangerous tendency in the population-control lobby to embrace the use of coercive measures.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($120,151 to go):
$150,000.00 $29,848.98
80% 20%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: voxfem - Dec. 07, 2010 10:30 PM ET USA

    Why confuse your preconceived notions with facts? Ted Turner and many others stick with the lies of decades ago because to look at reality would require a shift in their value system.

  • Posted by: tturner3998 - Dec. 07, 2010 6:55 PM ET USA

    Maybe it's about time that I change my name. Ted T.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 07, 2010 6:47 PM ET USA

    Not to mention that Turner and his ilk are at least a decade behind on the demographics. Birth rates and fertility rates are down substantially worldwide. Several nations have begun to encourage an increase in the birth rate, since they're already seeing precipitous drops in populations, or dramatic demographic shifts indicating a rapidly aging population. And, both China and India are now seeing the result of sex-selection abortions: a shortage of marriage-age women. Turner's an ignoramus.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs 18 hours ago
How not to be persuasive 19 hours ago
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28
Does the Kasper Proposal make Pope Francis a heretic? Invalid marriages and mortal sin October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6