September 24, 2019
This article originally appeared on the New York Post Bernie Sanders is a real blast from the past. Not only does the aging pol peddle failed socialist ideas that are better at producing tyranny than prosperity, now he’s recycling the long discredited idea that we are breeding ourselves off the face of the planet. Even that other New York City newspaper long ago abandoned the cherished leftist belief in “overpopulation,” calling it one of the …
August 26, 2019
The leader of the world’s largest democracy has called for population control policies to contain what he claims is a “reckless population explosion” in India. In a high-profile and widely publicized address to the nation on India’s Independence Day on August 15, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the central and state governments to implement policies to control the country’s population growth rate. “Population explosion will cause many problems for our future generations. We …
July 9, 2019
The Netherlands often prides itself on equality and tolerance, yet, written into the Dutch tax code are profound inequalities that place significantly heavier tax burdens on families with a stay-at-home parent.
September 17, 2018
When the Chinese Communist Party implemented a “comprehensive two-child policy” in early 2016, outside observers assumed that it would be voluntary. And why should they not? To all appearances, this was a dramatic relaxation—a doubling, no less–of the restrictive one-child policy. But appearances can be deceiving, especially where China is concerned. Instead of enjoying a new dawn of reproductive freedom, Chinese couples are actually being herded into something resembling reproductive servitude.
August 8, 2016
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to “champion contraception…to reduce poverty by 25 percent in six years.” “I only want three children for every family,” he stated publicly, “I’m a Christian, but I’m a realist so we have to do something with our overpopulation.” Having promoted, as former mayor of Davao, sexual “education,” free contraception and free access to tubal ligation, Duterte now says that “a more aggressive approach” is necessary because “our resources cannot …
June 10, 2015
‘In its May 6 ‘Weekly Briefing,’ the Population Research Institute (PRI) warned of an obviously growing totalitarian trend among homosexual activists who wish to silence all freedom of religion and speech pertaining to criticism of homosexuality. ‘Joseph D’Agostino, PRI’s vice president for communications, writes in the briefing that ‘today’s homosexual ‘rights’ activists are determined to impose upon Western society a neopaganism that is anti-life, anti-family, and anti-religious, and they actively seek to punish those who …
August 2, 2013
We at PRI are delighted to know that the problems reported to us by the Archbishop of Toamasina have now been resolved. Some months ago, Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana of Toamasina (Tamatave), told us: “Even in my own diocese! Without my knowledge,…they [CRS] were working on an artificial contraception project here…And, then, the Catholic people around here heard about it and said: “What’s that all about? That’s supposed to be ‘Catholic’??” So, there you have …
September 1, 2009
The Fifth World Congress of Families, co-sponsored by PRI, was held in Amsterdam from August 10–12. Joel Bockrath and I went to the Netherlands with two goals. The first was to encourage European pro-life and pro-family leaders to work for a ban on sex-selective abortions in their own countries. My formal presentation to the Congress focused on the evidence that many unborn baby girls around the world are being aborted simply because of their sex …