How to Find a Balance Between Reproductive Rights and Ethical Issues

By Brown Articles Published 10/27/2011 | International Womens Rights

There are various organizations, amongst which is the Population Matters, which strongly oppose all policies that restrain the right for individuals to decide for their own reproduction matters. They defend the human rights and notably the womens rights to decide for their own future and life.

This is a topic that causes a great deal of concern as far a population growth is concerned as well as other custom and ethical issues. It is hard to find a balance between social and environmental responsibilities and reproductive rights.

It is an establish fact that the current rate of birth in the world will eventually come to as top sooner or later, for the obvious reason that an extinguishable world cannot possibly sustain a number of people that seems to be infinite.

The growing population can be stopped in two ways, either by controlling births with family planning, with the help of policies that encourage people to take advantage of these methods proposed. The alternative way is to wait for the natural effect, as death that is an inevitable consequence of lack of food will prevail, as will death, disease and war.  Basically, this means that those who are fighting to restrain the family planning cause are actually promoting famine, disease and death.

Population growth does not only concern poorer countries, it also involves the developed countries, such as England that is today the most overcrowded country in Europe, which means that it is taking advantage of more than its share of the worlds natural resources.

In fact industrialized countries create much more havoc to the planet than poorer countries with a big birth rate problem. Richer countries consume and produce more polluting agents then any third world country, and they need to start reducing their level of consumption.

It has been found that families with more than two children add greatly to the damage of the environment, thus speeding up the days when we will all be in serious ecological danger. A family who decides to have more than two children is actually contributing to damaging effects on all other families as well. It is therefore important to realize that there are serious ethical implications of population growth as far as large families are concerned. This is why sex education is important in school.

There is an incredible number of women in the world that do not have access to proper family planning and more than forty percent of pregnancies are not planned, which stands for a lot more births that could be contained. In addition, there are thousands of deaths caused by unsafe abortions, and women who day from pregnancy-related causes.

In view of all these problems concerning birth rates, pregnancies and reproductive rights, it is important to consider the importance of ethical issues that is closely related with the growing population.