2020 Dem Asked About Overpopulation: Government Needs To Be Involved In “Family Planning”


When asked about “overpopulation” and the climate, 2020 Democratic candidate Rep. Tim Ryan says the government needs to be involved in “family planning” during a climate forum held by MSNBC at Georgetown University.

Rep. Tim Ryan answered a question from a student on the effects of overpopulation on global warming. “My question is, what effect do you feel that overpopulation has with global warming and do you think we should be doing anything to combat this?” the student questioned.

He responded that “it’s about resources,” saying the government should be active with “international agencies within the State Department.” Ryan also highlighted that President Trump wants to dramatically cut the State Department budget.

“We need to be involved in United Nations family planning efforts around the world. I think we need to continue to do that. I think it’s an important approach we need to continue to make.”

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Overpopulation of the world, eh? Someone needs to tell Ryan that we’re not in charge of the entire world.

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Where was “government” when Ryan’s mother was pregnant?

The Hill:

2020 presidential hopeful Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is defending the shift in his views on abortion, saying in a Tuesday interview that progressive voters will appreciate that he “evaluated new information.”

Ryan was previously anti-abortion rights but he announced in 2015 that he had switched position after listening to the stories of women who sought abortions. He also formerly held an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, but he broke with the organization after announcing he supported expanded background checks in the wake of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“My positions evolved over my 17 years in Congress based on evidence and information and experience around these school shootings, around actually meeting women who I talked with and sat with and heard their stories about abortions they’ve had and complicated pregnancies they’ve had, and that’s what influenced my decision to change on those really, really important issues” Ryan said on “CNN Newsroom” Tuesday. More

I think the “new information” is the new litmus test the Democratic Party has on abortion. Anyone who cares about basic protections for all humans, including humans not yet born, have no place in their party. It’s disturbing that a major political party has as one of its core principles the right of one human to kill another one.

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