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Obama Good - Gag Rule

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SDI ‘08Elections Impact – Gag Rule
Obama Good – Gag Rule Impact
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Obama Good – Gag Rule Impact.................................................................................................................................................................1Gag Rule 1NC..............................................................................................................................................................................................2Gag Rule 1NC..............................................................................................................................................................................................3Gag Rule Internal – Obama Will Lift...........................................................................................................................................................4Gag Rule Internal – McCain will uphold.....................................................................................................................................................5Overpopulation Impact Overview................................................................................................................................................................6Aids 2NC.....................................................................................................................................................................................................7Ext – Aids Impact........................................................................................................................................................................................8Democracy 2NC..........................................................................................................................................................................................9Ext – Democracy Impact............................................................................................................................................................................10Soft Power/Leadership 2NC.......................................................................................................................................................................11Ext – Leadership........................................................................................................................................................................................12Gag Rule Impact – Terrorism.....................................................................................................................................................................13Ext – Gag Rule = Overpopulation..............................................................................................................................................................15Ext – Gag Rule = Overpopulation..............................................................................................................................................................17Ext – US Gag Rule Key Global Restrictions..............................................................................................................................................18Family Planning Solves Overpop...............................................................................................................................................................20US Family Planning Assistance Solves......................................................................................................................................................21Overpop Increasing....................................................................................................................................................................................22Overpopulation Impact – Nuclear War.......................................................................................................................................................23Overpopulation Impact – Warming............................................................................................................................................................24Overpopulation Impact – Water Wars........................................................................................................................................................25Overpopulation Impact – Agriculture.........................................................................................................................................................27Overpopulation Impact – Economy...........................................................................................................................................................28Overpop = Eco Collapse............................................................................................................................................................................29A2: Abortion Bad......................................................................................................................................................................................30A2: Abortion Bad......................................................................................................................................................................................31A2: Abortion Bad......................................................................................................................................................................................32
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C. Impact1. Obama will repeal the gag rule – McCain won’tPollitt, 6/22/08
(Kathy, Columnist @ Nation Magazine and feminist author, CBS News,
)
Are there feminist Hillary Clintonsupporters who hate Barack Obamaso much they'll vote for John McCain  just to show the Democratic Party how ticked off they are? Yes, and I get e-mails from all five of them. Seriously, I'm sure there are female Hillary Clinton voters who will go for John McCain in thegeneral election, but I don't think too many of them will be feminists. Because to vote for McCain, a feminist would have to be insane. Let me rephrase that:she would have to believe that the chief — indeed the only — goal of the women's movement is to elect Clinton, not to promote women's rights.
A vote for McCain would be the ultimate face-spiting nose-cutoff.
Take that, women's equality! Not that the media will help women get it. As Eric Alterman and George Zornick exhaustively document elsewhere in this issue, the mainstream press isdoing its best to persuade us that McCain is a moderate -- barely distinguishable from Barack Obama — even on abortion rights, one of the brighter dividinglines between the parties. In the Providence Journal five days after Clinton suspended her campaign, columnist Froma Harrop was typical: "Would McCainstock the Supreme Court with foes of Roe v. Wade?... The answer is unclear but probably 'no.'" After all, in 1999 he told the San Francisco Chronicleeditorial board that he "would not support repeal" of Roe because women would seek unsafe, illegal procedures. Since the Democrats will control Congress,Harrop figures, "McCain would probably choose a cipher" rather than get bogged down in the abortion wars. This fake shrewdness, buttressed by much useof "probably," "seems," "may" and "my guess is," has as much value as a bet by a drunk in a bar. We all have our hunches — usually they magically line upwith our wishes and preferences, in Harrop's case, her support for Clinton. By the end of the column she's castigating Obama for his "present" votes onabortion bills in the Illinois Assembly, and by the time she's finished, you'd never know that
NARAL and Planned Parenthood give Obama
100
 
percent ratings
and McCain a big fat zero.How antichoice is John McCain? Let's leave the psychological tea leaves out of it and look at his record. In his four years in the House,from 1983 to 1986, he cast eleven votes on reproductive issues. Ten were antichoice. Of 119 such votes in the Senate, 115 were antichoice,including votes for the ban on so-called partial-birth abortions and for the "gag rule
 
,"
which refuses funds to clinics abroad that so much asmention abortion. In 1999, the year he said he opposed repeal of Roe on health grounds, he voted against a bill that would have permitted servicewomenoverseas, where safe, legal abortion is often unavailable, to pay out of their own pockets for abortions in military hospitals.
2. Gag rule causes global overpopulationSan Gabriel Valley Tribune ’05
(7/11, lexis)
Our past efforts have proven very successful
: Because of years of hard work by the family-planning andreproductive- health community, total world fertility has declined from six children per woman in the1960s to fewer than three today. But as the largest youth generation in history enters their reproductive years, our work is far from over.
Unfortunately,
the Bush administration is doingeverything in its power to stifle women's rights and jeopardize the future of our planet. For four yearsrunning, President Bush has blocked funds that Congress has appropriated to the United NationsPopulation Fund [UNFPA], the largest supplier of reproductive health-care and family-planningservices worldwide.
As one of his first acts in office,
Bush imposed the Global Gag Rule, which restrictsforeign NGOs that receive money from the United States for family-planning services from using their own funds to provide legal abortion services, give counseling or referrals for abortion, or petition their own governments to liberalize restrictive abortion laws. The results of this policy were easy to predict:Clinics are closing in Kenya, and contraceptive supplies have dried up in Ethiopia.
3. The impact is ecological extinction
Edward
Otten
, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, 2000-20
01
The exponential growth of the human population
, making humans the dominant species on the planet,
ishaving a grave impact on biodiversity. This destruction of species by humans will eventually lead to adestruction of the human species
through natural selection. While human beings have had an effect for thelast 50,000 years, it has only been since the industrial revolution that the impact has been global rather thanregional.
This global impact is taking place through
five primary processes
: over harvesting, alienspecies introduction, pollution, habitat fragmentation, and outright
habit
destruction.
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4. Independently, overpopulation leads to terrorism and WMD conflict
Paul
Ehrlich and
Anne
Ehrlich
, faculty at Stanford University, 9-30-20
06,
New ScientistMuch of today's population growth is occurring in rural regions in the developing world, sparking tensionboth within and between nations as increasing numbers of young people migrate to cities and to wealthiercountries looking for a better life. In the US, where large numbers of illegal immigrants enter the country insearch of work, opinions on immigration are already sharply divided. Western European nations have tended toaccept limited immigration from developing countries as a way to augment their workforce. Here too illegalimmigration is increasingly a problem, as thousands of people flee overcrowded labour markets in poor Africanand Asian countries in search of jobs. In many developing countries, numbers of youngworking-age people are rising by up to 3 per cent per year. Dissatisfaction is inevitable where populations of mostly young people face high unemployment, poverty, poor healthcare, limited education, inequity andrepressive government. Revolutions and political unrest most often occur in developing nations with growingpopulations.
Unemployed, disaffected young men provide both public support and cannon fodder for terrorism .
 The majority of terrorists behind 9/11 and attacks in Europe, for instance, have been young adult men.
This is also the demographicgroup responsible for most crime globally
.
Expanding populations
 
also create rising demands for food, energy and materials
. The strainthis puts on ecosystems and resources in developing countries is compounded by demands from industrialisednations keen to exploit everything from timber and tropical fruits to metals and petroleum.
Shortages of fresh water are increasingly common, jeopardising food production among many other problems
. Rising oil prices may now be signallingthe end of cheap energy, which also poses a threat to successful development. At the same time, mountingevidence of global warming makes reducing fossil-fuel use imperative.
If the 5 billion-plus people in developing nationsmatched
the
consumption patterns of the
1.2 billion in the
industrialized world
, at least
two more Earths would be needed tosupport everyone
. Politicians and the public seem utterly oblivious to what will be required to maintain crucialecosystem services and an adequate food supply in the face of rapid climate change and an accelerated lossof biodiversity. The future looks grim, unless patterns of consumption change - with rich nations causing lessenvironmental damage and poor ones consuming more, but adopting the newest, cleanest and most efficienttechnologies for energy use and production of goods and services. It seems likely that by 2050
nuclear, biologicaland chemical weapons of mass destruction will be in the hands of most nations
and many subnational groups.
Imagine a well-armed world
, still
split between rich and poor, with unevenly distributed resources and a ravaged environment
. Unless we act now,future generations will not have to imagine.
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