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Are We Running Out of People?



Ask anyone if the world is overpopulated, and you know what they will say. The idea that we humans are breeding ourselves to death—and taking the planet with us–is in the air that we breathe. It was drummed into us in high school biology, where we were told that the world is like a tiny “lifeboat.”  We have to lighten the load, our teachers told us, or the “lifeboat” will sink and we will all …

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Be Fruitful and Multiply! Says Hungarian Prime Minister



In his annual State of the Nation address this past Sunday, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced his proposed “Family Protection Action Plan,” a package of policies aimed at encouraging couples to marry and have children. Lots of children. A key element of Orban’s plan would exempt women with four or more children from the income tax. His plan also offers women under 40 who are getting married for the first time special low-interest government …

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Egyptian Government Pushes for Population Control



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WB_Egypt_pushes_pop_control.mp3 The Egyptian Government has long implemented programs to encourage smaller families and birth control usage. But far more intrusive population control policies—including a two-child cap for welfare recipients and a proposed incentive scheme for one-child families—may soon be introduced by the government if certain Egyptian lawmakers get their way. In a statement issued on November 22, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced that, starting in January 2019, the government will put a two-child-per-family cap …

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China Begins “Mobilizing the Masses” to Reproduce



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WB_China-2-child-mandate-092118.mp3 This article originally appeared on LifeSiteNews 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 …

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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_çhina_2_Chld_082918.mp3 Since the Chinese Party-State abandoned its one-child policy two years ago, birth rates across in China have remained stubbornly low. Communist Party officials are beginning to worry that, despite being allowed to have a second child, many couples are choosing not to. Perhaps that is why the two-child policy is being referred to as a “comprehensive two child policy” or a “full two children policy,” (“全面两孩”政策 / “全面二孩”政策). The implications are that couples are …

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Just why do we need more people in the United States?



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/WB-Mosher-Why-we-need-more-children-072018.mp3 This article originally appeared on LifeSiteNews. The spectacle of caravans of desperate people trekking across half a continent to get to their Promised Land elicits strong reactions from those who are already here. Some Americans would like to welcome all comers with open arms. Others, like the Canaanites of old, would like to shut down immigration altogether. Among these is my friend Michael Anton, the former director of communications for the National Security Council, …

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Mosher: China May End Two-Child Policy, But What Comes Next May Be Just as Bad



This article originally appeared on Breitbart It wasn’t so long ago that Chinese officials were bragging about the success of their population control program. When the Chinese Minister of Health, Gao Qiang, visited the U.S. in 2011, he proudly told a horrified group of U.S. Congressmen: “We have eliminated 400 million people from the population. We have eliminated more people than the entire population of the United States.” Now comes word that the Party is poised to …

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The Japanese Pregnancy Rotation System



For working women in Western societies, sometimes getting ahead means you may have to put off having the baby that you wanted to have for a few years. But in countries like Japan, where population shrinkage has created labor shortages, it is an unwritten rule in jobs which predominantly employ young women that they ought to take turns when conceiving, creating what some have called a de facto “pregnancy rota.” A recent story from Agence …

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