What I consider silly is our total ignorance of the "exponential function". People who talk about world population will stabilize at 10 billion yet encourage an increase in population growth, have no clue what awaits in just a few more decades. If a woman wants to abort an unwanted pregnancy leave her alone and let the doctor guide her decision making. SCOTUS (Roe v Wade) has set a reasonable limit on "viability", of the fetus. Subjective emotions are not going to make objective natural laws disappear. In fact Bartlett acknowledges that population control will pose the greatest dilemma mankind will ever face. This will take extremely hard decisions, none of them pleasant.