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December 2, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Nebraska’s safe-haven law

Quit having babies

Leonard Pitts Jr. ignores a root cause of frustration with the “problem child” in Nebraska [“Nebraska’s abandonment law shows deep need,” syndicated columnist, Nov. 30]. Population control has been rejected by the current government largely because it’s not in the interest of corporations’ desire to pay low wages. The more overpopulation, the more job applicants and the lower the wages.

If every woman on Earth were restricted to one child each for the next 20 or 25 years, world population would stabilize and begin declining. In the following generation, each woman could bear one or two children and population would continue to decline slightly. This would eventually solve poverty, hunger, war, much suffering, the economy and environmental degradation.

The disregard for population control is only one of the high crimes the President George W. Bush administration must be held accountable for.

— Marc Smason, Seattle

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