OTTAWA, July 2, 2002 ( – The Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has lobbied the government to ratify the United Nations’ Kyoto Protocol.  While supposedly addressing ‘climate change’ pro-lifers following the treaty’s formation have consistently warned that Kyoto will be used as a tool to promote population control.  Bishop Jean Gagnon, Chairman of the CCCB Commission, wrote Environment Minister David Anderson June 25 noting that the commission had already urged Kyoto ratification in February 2001 and was now repeating its call.

Pro-life attendees as the Kyoto Convention on Climate Change in 1997 voiced concerns over possible anti-life policies.  American Life League (ALL) attendees noted that fears of “global warming” may be used to justify “reducing world population-using abortion, harmful birth control chemicals and sterilization—to ‘solve’ the alleged climatological problems.”

Pro-life researcher Susan Roylance pointed out that with Kyoto the UN will be establishing legal regulations (based on “emissions budgets”) which a nation must live within. She says, “The specific purpose of the protocol is to establish a legal mechanism to require countries to comply with these established budgets. Because this whole focus is on emissions caused by people (the only emissions which can be controlled) the population of a country is a direct corollary to the budget. If the country has too many people-caused emissions, one of the easiest ways to reduce the emissions is to reduce the number of people.”

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