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Topics: anti-natal campaign

India Prime Minister Calls for Population Control, Says Small Families are an “Act of Patriotism”



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 …

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Philippines: “No” to Population Control, “Yes” to Authentic Development—Part II



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 …

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Part 4: Out of Africa: The Case of Nigeria



Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. The combination of bribes, threats, and blandishments used to induce governments in the developing world to address their “population problem,” or at least to allow foreign-funded groups to operate freely within their borders for the same purpose, defies simple description or generalization. In some cases the population control proposals are relatively straightforward, as in 2000 when the UNFPA offered the government …

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