Email Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Tell the Catholic Church that you want it to formally acknowledge and respect women’s reproductive rights

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Dear Cardinal Nichols,

The direct relationship between human population size and the environmental decline of our planet has never been clearer.

The Earth has already surpassed the limits of what it can give in terms of natural resources, and what it can take in terms of waste, pollution and CO2 emissions. Almost every crisis that our planet is currently facing can, at some point, be linked to human overpopulation.

There are already more of us than our planet can sustain. Furthermore, the United Nations predicts that, based on all evidence, the world human population will most likely reach close to 11 billion by 2100.

Human overpopulation has been the elephant in the room for far too long; a problem that has been privately acknowledged, but not openly discussed. Sticking plaster solutions are not working and we need to be addressing the root cause.

A recent study by Project Drawdown reported that reducing future populations by empowering women through education and reproductive healthcare, could help to cut 85 Gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by 2050.

When it comes to reproduction, giving women the right to choose, without guilt or recrimination, is essential to reducing population growth. For the sake of our planet and future generations, I am asking that the Catholic Church formally acknowledges and respects women’s reproductive rights.

Please respect the rights of women to make their own choices over reproduction and acknowledge overpopulation as a problem that is overwhelming our planet!

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