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Life extension, overpopulation and the right to life: against lethal ethics
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    The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion-Increased longevity and enhanced reproductive capacity

    To the Editor: The threat posed by human "population explosion" goes beyond that capable of being supported by the earth's diminishing food and natural resources. The long standing but recently dormant debate on the sustainability of population growth is an integral topic that complements recent media focus on global warming and catastrophic weather events. There needs to be balanced discussion on the societal and health...

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    No Right To Reproduce

    This argument looks like a straw man to me and one framed with the golden aura of "ethics". Most modern medicine and healthcare is "life extension" and I don't see population control advocates suggesting modern medical practices be stopped. The exception might be IVF using some reasonable arguments that infertility is not a medical condition worthy of heroic, expensive, and/or insurance reimbursable efforts.

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