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Topics: childbearing

Philippines: No to Population Control, Yes to Authentic Development—Part I



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,” Duterte 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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President’s Page: One Answer to the Current Economic Crisis: Encourage Childbearing



If we are indeed headed into a recession, as many predict, then America’s birth rate will begin to fall. Recessions depress childbearing — the Great Depression certainly did — as the economic uncertainty discourages would-be parents from bringing new life into the world. But more babies, as a moment’s reflection will reveal, would actually be good for the economy, and not just over the long run. Missing the Obvious But who will make this case? …

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Is Immigration the Answer to the Current Economic Crisis?



13 October 2008—Vol. 10/ No. 43 Writing in the Wall Street Journal’s opinion section, Lee E. Ohanian urges the U.S. to respond to the turmoil in the financial markets by opening the door to more immigrants. “We should encourage the immigration of prime-age individuals,” he writes. “Increasing immigration would increase the demand for housing and raise home prices. And note that the benefit would be immediate. Home prices — and the value of subprime obligations …

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How Family Planning Programs Cause Sex-Selective Abortion, Female Infanticide, and Other Forms of Child Abuse



10 December 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 46 Dear Colleague, Contrary to the claims of the population controllers, their programs actually increase infant mortality. Let us count the ways. Steven W. Mosher How Family Planning Programs Cause Sex-Selective Abortion, Female Infanticide, and Other Forms of Child Abuse. The anti-natalists argue that population control (aka “family planning” programs) lowers infant mortality. Some of their arguments are very crude. It is true that, as the birth rate …

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What Women Want (Hint: Not Reproductive Health Care)



29 November 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 44 Dear Colleague, The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the supposed beneficiaries of reproductive health programs are clamoring for anything but "reproductive health care." It is only by arrogantly rejecting the real health and other needs of poor women-as the women themselves express them-that priority can be given to fertility control. Steven W. Mosher What Women Want (Hint: Not Reproductive Health Care) Pat McEwen was visiting the small village …

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The Birth Dearth: Economic and Social Impact of Aging Societies



ROME, SEPT 30, 2007 (Zenit.org)— Decades of declining birthrates are causing a rapid aging of many nation’s populations. Romanian President Traian Basescu recently warned that his country’s population was declining and that more needs to be done to support women who have children, the Associated Press reported Sept. 18. “Romania urgently needs to revise its demographic policies,” he told participants at a conference on population and development in the city of Sibiu. The tuition has …

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For the Record …



“According to a recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population Report, these practices, combined with neglect, have resulted in at least 60 million ‘missing’ girls in Asia, creating gender imbalances and other serious problems that experts say will have far reaching consequences for years to come. “‘Twenty-five million men in China currently can’t find brides because there is a shortage of women,’ said Steven Mosher president of the Population Research Institute …

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Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing In Asia (Foxnews.com)



Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia By Sherry Karabin 06/13/2007  — Courtesy Foxnews.com There is a little-known battle for survival going in some parts of the world. Those at risk are baby girls, and the casualties are in the millions each year. The weapons being used against them are prenatal sex selection, abortion and female infanticide — the systematic killing of girls soon after they are born. According to a recent …

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