The Problem Of Population Control Essay

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As the world’s resources are becoming less by the day the world’s population is continuing to grow at an unsustainable rate. With the general public becoming more health conscious, the average lifespan has increased by 30 years over the past century. With the life expectancy almost doubling, the world’s population seems to be increasing at a rate that is unrealistic to support given the limited resources available. With people living longer lives, the world’s population will inevitably use up all of the natural resources, leaving nothing behind for future generations. Consequently, this is going to force the world to reevaluate the way we think about population control.
As a result of the advancements in technology and medicine, people are no longer dying from illnesses that would have once been a death sentence. For example, one hundred years ago an illness like the common cold or the flu would have had a person fighting for their life. Now, because of the advancements in modern medicine, the lifesaving cure can be found at the local pharmacy. Nowadays if someone has a heart attack, they can now have a mechanical valve
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However, the problem is that the resources are limited and they will one day run out. One way to conserve the limited resources we have available is to start controlling the population. Some may think that implementing new population control policies is unethical, and that no one has the right to tell someone how many children they can have. That may be true, but the reality of the situation is that there are people procreating that have no means of supporting their children. Is that ethical? Raising a child is no easy task, and if it is done correctly it is a lifelong responsibility. It requires emotional and financial maturity to effectively raise a child, which unfortunately is not currently a pre-requisite into

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