The Vatican (LifeNews.com) -- Pope Benedict XVI released his annual peace message on Thursday that touched on a number of political subjects but also went after population control campaigns. He criticized efforts that rely on abortion or try to use reducing the birth rate as a method of economic development.
The Catholic leader's words come at a time when pro-life advocates are worried that incoming president Barack Obama will restore funding to the UNFPA and groups that promote and perform abortions in other countries.
In his 17-page message "Fighting Poverty to Build Peace," the pope attacked the population control campaigns that wrongly believe a higher population hurts the global economy -- even as some nations are facing economic troubles because of severe underpopulation.
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