* Chief A.S. Ngwana in Douala
|Chief A.S Ngwana|
The natural way by which human beings are conceived and born is through pregnancy. Pregnancy occurs when the sperm of the man fertilizes the egg of the woman, normally during sexual intercourse.
The sexual act is one of the most pleasurable and enjoyable acts created by God for the purpose of multiplying and increasing the human race.
Puberty is the process of physical changes by which a child’s body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization. The major landmark of puberty for males is the first ejaculation (wet dreams) which occurs on average at age about 13. For females, it is menarche, the onset of menstruation, the beginning of womanhood, which occurs on average between ages of about 12 - 13. At puberty ovaries contain about 10,000 immature ova or eggs that are the female cells for reproduction. Once a month, throughout all the fertile period of life of a woman (average from 13-14 to 45-50 years of age) ovaries expel one egg at a time, once every 28 days. This process is called ovulation. Ovulation stops throughout the 9 months of pregnancy and starts again a few weeks after delivery of the child. Ovulation continues until menopause when the woman reaches 45-50 years and menstruation stops.
A woman can continue to have many children before she reaches menopause. In May 3 2003 the News of the World, a British newspaper reported that Nicola Pidhan, 40, was expecting her 20th baby. She and her husband Kevin had had one child every year over two decades.
Men have no time limit, and they can continue to impregnate girls even after 80, as the case of Scotty, the great-grandfather when his wife gave birth to his seventh child.
Once pregnancy occurs, the fertilized egg must be treated as a Human Being with inalienable rights of the person which must be recognized and respected by society and political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being’s right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death
The discovery in the early 1950s by the American endocrinologist, Gregory Princus (1903-1967), that contraception could be reliably done by a pill containing female sex hormones, sparked off a revolution in contraception and revolutionized human sexual behavior. The advent of the Pill ushered in the sexual revolution the sixties and set the stage for uncontrollable changes. What the sexual revolution and radical feminism promised was that the pursuit of freedom, sexual equality, sexual pleasure and the rejection of traditional morality would bring individual happiness and build a more truly human society.
“Reproductive rights” and “anti-birth ideology” spread rapidly under the umbrella of the U.N. and the European Union. Anti-life groups, population controllers and Governments took this up and started legalizing illegalities
They concentrated all their efforts on Artificial Birth Controls to reduce human population
NATURAL BIRTH CONTROLS are instilled by nature (the Creator Himself) in the human body so that the body can function correctly and naturally.
ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROLS is an umbrella term for several techniques and methods used to prevent fertilization or to interrupt pregnancy at various stages. Artificial birth control techniques and methods include contraception (the prevention of fertilization), contragestion (preventing the implantation of the blastocyst) and abortion (the removal or expulsion of a fetus or embryo from the uterus). Contraception includes barrier methods, such as condoms or diaphragm, hormonal contraception, also known as oral contraception, and injectable contraceptives. Contragestives, also known as post-coital birth control, include intrauterine devices and what is known as the “morning after pill”.
Last Week 11th July, was United Nation’s World Population Day. The United
Nations Population Fund (NFPA) marked it by calling for more funds for family planning ( Artificial Birth Controls - contraceptives, abortions, sterilizations etc).
The same day also was the closing day of a London summit organized by the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together with UNFPA and other partners.
“Participants at the summit committed themselves to provide $4.6 billion in funding for family planning in the coming years, according to a UNFPA press release.
“Contraceptives are one of the best investments a country can make in its future,” the Web site for the London Summit affirmed.
Not an opinion shared by Austin Ruse, who commented Wednesday on the summit in a post on National Review Online. Ruse is the president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), a non-profit institute that closely follows the United Nations and other organizations on family and population issues. Ruse said that fertility rates are falling off a cliff and that “the world faces a new reality of demographic winter.”
He also pointed out that “every dollar spent on coercive UN-style family planning will be a dollar lost to the real needs of poor women: basic medical care, skilled birth attendants, education, clean water, and nutrition.”
Ruse’s point about a demographic winter is well-founded. On July 3 Reuters reported that the number of births in Germany fell to a post-war low last year. This was despite government incentives designed to reverse the trend in what is the European Union's biggest economy.
Preliminary data released by Germany's Federal Statistics Office showed 663,000 children were born in 2011, down from 678,000 in 2010, said Reuters.
In fact, every year since 1972 the number of people who died was greater than the number of children born. In 2011 the difference amounted to 190,000 people.
While people commonly believe that Muslim families have many children, an article in the June issue of the magazine Policy Review by Nicholas Eberstadt and Apoorva Shah said that fertility levels are falling dramatically in the Muslim community too.
The authors admitted that reliable data on some Muslim states is lacking, for example Afghanistan, but they cited estimates of 1.42 to 1.57 billion Muslims, about 22%-23% of the world population.
All 48 Muslim-majority countries and territories have experienced fertility decline over recent decades, the authors pointed out. Moreover, the decline has been greater than the world average decline.
“The remarkable fertility declines now unfolding throughout the Muslim world is one of the most important demographic developments in our era,” the article affirmed.
The latest data confirms the arguments in a recent book, “Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics,” edited by Susan Yoshihara and Douglas A. Sylva, who both work for C-FAM.
The demographic decline in many nations may be so severe, they explained in the book’s introduction, that some countries might not be able to achieve economic growth, fund social welfare programs, or meet their security obligations.
In recent decades there has been a 60% drop in worldwide fertility rates and the number of people aged 60 or more has multiplied 3.5 times. The ratio of workers to retired people has fallen by 25% in the last 50 years and is expected to fall by another 55% by 2050.
“Demographics is not destiny,” they acknowledged, “but it sets the boundaries of the possible.”
The working age population of all developed countries, with the exception of the United States, will stop growing within five years, Phillip Longman pointed out in his essay. Longman, a prominent writer on demographic issues, added that is it not just the richer countries that are affected. Brazil, Chile, and Mexico are likely to have older populations that the U.S. by mid-century.
The latest U.N. projections estimate that by 2050, 75% of all countries, even in underdeveloped regions, will not have enough children to avoid population decline.
Even so Europe is particularly affected, with 18 of the 20 countries with the lowest birthrate being in Europe. The European population, including Russia, is projected to decline by some 128 million by 2050.
Journalist and author Gordon G. Chang examined the consequences of demographic change in China.
The world’s most populous nation has created demographic abnormalities that cannot be remedied for decades, he argued. There are 51.3 million more males than females as a result of sex-selective abortion.
The country will also shortly be hit by an “age wave,” Chang noted. The age cohort of those aged 60 and more, currently at 12.5% of the population, will double by 2030.
China is already short of workers and the working-age population is set to fall from just under a billion in 2015 to 789 million in 2050. This will have serious economic consequences for both China and the rest of the world, Chang pointed out.
Yet, in the face of all that is happening, the United Nations and its friends continue to campaign for billions more to be spent on further reducing the number of children.”(By Father John Flynn, LC)
The organizers of the London Summit Conference - The British Government, UNFPA, Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and others, raised 4.6 Billion dollars to give poor women in developing countries, not to have children, while they know that countries in the developed world are facing declining populations and ageing problems.
Pregnancy is not a disease, the only reasons Population Controllers have are political, economic, eugenic, or satanic.
* Chief A.S. Ngwana is a pro-lifer, Human Rights Crusader and National Chairman
Cardinal Democratic Party, Douala-cameroon
(First Published In The Recorder Newspaper,Cameroon,of July 20,2012 )