Rapid population growth threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. The global population is projected to hit 8 billion around the year 2023, depending on fertility rates over the next few years.
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In June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade or degrade it to the point that it might as well be overturned. We discuss the case and the state of abortion in Mississippi with former board member and current Medical Director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Sacheen Carr-Ellis, MD.
There are some clear advantages to the recent decline in U.S. births and the challenges that slower population growth may pose can be successfully addressed by disrupting the status quo when it comes to our investment in future generations of workers and tax-payers.
John Seager, President and CEO of Population Connection, has been interviewed by radio stations around the country this summer on the topic of lower fertility and slower population growth in the United States.
“We are not the people who will sit back and do nothing. We have to do something. You have to make an effort in this world, and it’s a way to feel a little bit better about the future, too,” says Middy. They want to encourage everyone to volunteer their time, advising: “The key is never [to] minimize your contribution no matter how small it appears.” Paula Grande and Middy Streeter, Population Connection Volunteers
Young people inspired to think critically about our world’s population challenges via Population Education lesson plans
Legislator connections by 389 advocates during our virtual Capitol Hill Days, a joint program with Population Connection Action Fund
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