"The social consequences of these infamous policies over the next few decades are likely to bring new meaning to the term of reaping the whirlwind," Cardinal George Pell said during a function in Sydney.
"Unlike Europe and Japan, where societies aged after they had become rich, in China and India they will follow their more prosperous predecessors into serious demographic decline in a few decades, before wealth spreads across most of the community or at least of all the community.
"As well as coping with the unpredictable consequences of tens of millions of single men - they can't all become Catholic priests - this must raise serious questions about whether we're entering the Chinese century," he commented, according to 'The Age' report.
He said the growing trend of selective abortion would hinder the rise of the two countries.
Cardinal Pell was speaking at the annual scientific meeting of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on the topic of whether religious faith was compatible with women's health around the world.
Pell said abortion was a representation of "a tragic and collective failure to provide care and support to women".
Let us seek the divine blessings and we all live in one big society and it may not make an impact as suggested --anyway it is upto indidual family personnel wish and I feel this abortion thing raises its head then and now --we have enough to feed and keep healthy and happy --i think India and China should be satisfied with their numbers in population--best thig is prevent before aborting and education is a must to stop child marriages and some restriction say max of 2 children per couple --i am no expert and no conflict of interests but hai ho--like to read some news and comment --have fun and keep health and look forward for vision 2020 and India will be a bright star in the sky for ever
If this Catholic Cardinal stop interfiring in other religions and countries, there would be peace in the world. They think only Christianity should exist in this world. They have ruined the real cultures of Africa Continent and South America and now trying to invade China and India. The Govt. of China and India must stop them doing so.
Who is this man to say who can and who cannot do abortions? Let us send the newborn babies that new mothers cannot possibly take care of to this mans house. Is this man prepared to handle millions of babies? I think not. He is a typical armchair holier than thou hypocrite.
In this modern world it should be left to women to select what ever method she wants to adopt to control the birth of the child it is not for religion to dictate terms on this for these people I would like to bring that even sperm consists of thousands of living things and as every one knows mastr..kills lot of living things so what is the difference between these two when a women conceives due to failure of a FP method prefers to have an abortion in the early stages with out harming her own life with in the medical norms of practice. It is the family that is going to bear the burnt of the up bringing of this child as an exemplary citizen NOT THESE RELIGIOUS LEADERS. IT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG TO HAVE SELECTIVE ABORTIONS BASING ON GENDER BUT MANY COUNTRIES BANS THIS BY LAW INCLUDING INDIA. IT IS THE IGNORANCE OF THE PEOPLE DUE TO LACK OF EDUCATION AND AVAILABILITY OF CHEAP FAMILY PLANNING DEVICES THAT LEAD TO POPULATION EXPLOSION AND THE SELFISH RELIGIOUS PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE of this.
Cardinal George Pell expressions are unwarranted.He neednot worry about India and China . Let him think seriously acceptability of Christianity in Islamic countries and protection of Christianity from Islam in European countries . The way of people living in Bharat and China are well established . Both are living with peace and give due respect to motherhood unlike Christianity and Islam , which treats women as population production machines and to meet lust of sex. India and China don't require preachers such Pells. No need to worry . Unwanted comments about us .