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Many American Women Have Felt Pressured into Abortions, Study Finds



A significant number of American women who have had an abortion have felt subtle, or even substantial, unwanted pressure to abort, a recent study has found. The study, published recently in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, found that nearly three-quarters (73.8%) of women with a history of abortion surveyed admitted that they experienced at least subtle forms of pressure to terminate their pregnancies. More than half of the women reported that the perceived …

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Incoming Philippine President Proposes Three-Child Policy



Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte caused a media firestorm recently after proposing a three-child policy to stem “overpopulation” in the Southeast Asian nation. “I only want three children for every family,” Duterte said, “I’m a Christian, but I’m a realist so we have to do something with our overpopulation. I will defy the opinion or the belief of the Church.” Only a few days before, Duterte had mocked the Catholic Church of being the “most hypocritical institution” …

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The Wisdom of the Church’s Teaching on Marriage



From individuals, to families, to the general population at-large, marriage is essential to society. A committed marriage provides the best arrangement for the well-being of both spouses and children. Marriage provides a more stable environment for personal growth and development than any other living arrangement. Yet many families in today’s culture are rent apart by separation, divorce, and civil remarriage. Former spouses and children are left to suffer the effects—effects so pervasive and widespread that …

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Winter Games in a Wintering Nation



  Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the greatest myth propagated this past half-century: that low-fertility creates a successful society.  Population controllers lure countries into population control programs with the promise of nice things; they promise democracy, economic prosperity, and increased longevity.[1] Russia has incredibly low fertility—1.6 children per women—but the low …

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America Needs a Baby Boom



Social security is about to go belly up, financially speaking. And at the head of this crisis is a demographic disproportion: there are simply too few young people coming into the workforce to support the increasing numbers of elderly baby boomers who are retiring. In “What’s Really Behind the Entitlement Crisis,” (Wall Street Journal, July 12th), Ben Wattenberg explains that “never-born babies are the root cause of the ‘social deficit’ that plagues nations across the …

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Traditional Family Values



My daughter told the group that the common good is to be found not in the discovery of new principles for living, but in the rediscovery of God-given truths about the importance of faith, life and family.

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Spain: Setting a Trap for Families



Spain is following Greece into the demographic twilight as birth rates fall. The leftist government of Jose Zapatero has burdened the country with excessive government spending even while tax revenues shrink and unemployment explodes. Vol. 12/No. 14 NAVARRE, SPAIN—Here in Spain, the government has tried to compensate for the lack of demographic growth by huge government subsidies borrowed from largely foreign lenders. Now the loans are coming due and the prospects for repaying them are …

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From the Countries



PRI to Make Strategic Presentation at Upcoming Vatican-Sponsored Family Summit Carlos Beltramo, PRI’s European representative, recently met with Vatican representatives to discuss the upcoming Sixth Meeting of the Families of the World, which will take place in Mexico City from January 13-19, 2008. The conference is being organized by the Pontifical Council for the Family and will focus on life and family issues, Dr. Beltramo shared with Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak, Secretary of the Council, some …

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