Most economists and population experts agree humanity cannot continue to increase, at the current rate, and expect to achieve a result beneficial to the human population as a whole. The world cannot sustain it. There is not enough food or other resources to handle it.
Since the scarcity of life-maintaining resources will increase with the increase of human population, poverty and mass starvation will result.
When there is a scarcity of resources their is a growth of tension between ethnic, religious and ideological roots. Competition for resources is increased as a result of this tension.
Soon there are cries for ethnic cleansing or suppression of resource-competing groups. It is wrong to eliminate an ethnic, religious or ideological group to decrease a population, however.
Despite the tension caused from a mass increase of human population in an environment with limited resources, Many religions encourage families to be fruitful and multiply and preach against family planning.
They are told by their preachers and teachers they will be blessed if they increase their numbers and do not take steps to plan and limit it.
Despite the preachments of many clerics, continued unrestrained increase leads to poverty and crime, nonetheless, and seldom result in a shower of blessings on a population.
There is no shower of blessings to be witnessed by a population because a community can only accommodate the employment and housing needs of a certain number of individuals at a given time.
Poverty grows with a reduction in employment positions and an increase in human population. Crime increases with an increase in poverty.
No women wants to have an abortion. Poor teenage pregnant women will face poverty if they do not abort because they lack the time to take care of the child and economically provide for their well-being, however.
If, however, you give women rights over their reproductive processes you will see an increase in the wealth of a community.