Population Control or Population Justice?

Published on August 24th, 2012

June 19, 2012
National Radio Project


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Shrinking the world’s population is one way to curb global warming, according to some environmentalists. To make that happen, women need to be in control of their own fertility. But those perspectives are very controversial. On this edition: how environmentalism can lead down a slippery slope to population control, and even anti-immigrant policies. Can an emerging movement for ‘population justice’ save our planet while respecting women’s rights?
Special thanks to Mary Wohlford Foundation for funding this program.
See below for the transcript.


Laurie Mazur, author of A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice and the Environmental ChallengeJade Sasser, Loyola Marymount University women’s studies professor; Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health policy director; Ben Zuckerman, former Sierra Club board member

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