The misguided fear of the “population explosion” has been used in the past century to justify massive government intrusion into the lives of millions of people in the world, including terrible abuse and repression in China and other nations. In this land, it has been used as one of the justifications for the slaughter of millions of innocents in American abortuaries. It’s time we learn to understand the lies and the evil behind the work of “population planners.” One useful resource on this topic is the Population Research Institute.
I also have an older essay, “Is Human Population Really the Problem?”
Prophetically anticipating later worries about overpopulation and the alleged scarcity of resources, the Lord declares:
And it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine.
But it must needs be done in mine own way; and behold this is the way that I, the Lord, have decreed to provide for my saints, that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low.
For the earth is full, and there is enough and to spare; yea, I prepared all things, and have given unto the children of men to be agents unto themselves. (Doctrine and Covenants 104:15-17)