Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Abortionists, Feminists Accused of Treason: Turkey

While native populations of much of Europe and Russia decline due to dropping birth rates, and immigrant populations rise, the Turkish president called on his nation's Muslim women to birth at least three children, preferably more, and he condemned birth control advocates as treasonous.
“For years they committed a treason of birth control in this country, seeking to dry up our bloodline. . . . You cannot explain this to feminists because they don’t accept the concept of motherhood.”
-- Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey
For background, read The Religious Procreate, Others Don't

Also read American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets

-- From "Turkey's President Erdogan Decries Birth Control As Form Of Treason" by Ayla Jean Yackley, Reuters 12/22/14

Erdogan urged a newly married couple at their wedding late on Sunday to have at least three children to help boost Turkish population figures, a common refrain from the president, who worries a declining birth rate may undermine economic growth.

Last month, Erdogan, a devout Muslim, said it was unnatural to consider women and men equal and said feminists did not understand the importance of motherhood. In 2012, he sought to effectively outlaw abortion, but later dropped the plan amid a public outcry.

Turkey's population growth has been slowing in recent years and the live-birth rate hovered at 2.07 percent last year, according to official statistics.

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From "President Erdogan encourages Turks to have more children" posted at PressTV 12/22/14

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . . . said those who engage in birth control programs could cause a whole generation to dry up.

Calling for a more dynamic and younger population, the Turkish president said two children could not be enough, adding that the third and fourth children could mean balance and abundance for the family. Erdogan himself has two sons and two daughters.

Erdogan’s opponents say that such remarks means that he has a strict interpretation of Islam as he wants to impose his fundamental values in the private lives of the Turks.

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From "Turkey’s President Accuses Advocates of Birth Control of Being Traitors" by Ceylan Yeginsudec, New York Times 12/22/14

Mr. Erdogan, an Islamist leader, has made comments on the subject of reproduction that others view as divisive and chauvinist. Over the course of his 11 years as the dominant leader of Turkey, he has expressed strong opposition toward abortion and contraception, and has called on women to have at least three children, but preferably four or five.

But until now he had not equated birth control with an act of treason.

His comments set off a wave of criticism from women’s rights advocates, who warned that such remarks undermined the role of women in society, which leads to discrimination and violence.

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. . . and from the feminist archives "Romney, Santorum and archaic ideas on fertility" by Lisa Miller, Washington Post 3/2/12

. . . What the Republican front-runners seem to be saying is this: We are like the biblical patriarchs. As conservative religious believers, we take seriously the biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply.

Especially worrisome is the inevitable corollary to that belief: Women should put their natural fertility first — before their brains, before their ability to earn a living, before their independence — because that’s what God wants.

And now, with their crusade against birth control, the Catholic bishops are helping to articulate and elevate that unspoken and archaic value in public. Fertility is a gift from God, they say. To mess with that gift goes against God’s plan. . . .

To which I say this: We’ve come a long way from the days of the Bible, baby, and I don’t want to go back there.

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Also read Utopian Dream Shattered by Reality of Birth Rate because Where Liberalism Flourishes, Population Diminishes

And read Limiting Births Fails to Save Earth, Says U.S. Government Report