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Ten Great Reasons to Have Another Child



Share the PDF Version of Ten Great Reasons to Have Another Child here The Great Recession in 2008 sent American birth rates into sharp decline. The total number of births has dropped below 4 million and stayed there.  Now that economic growth is picking up again, birth rates should follow that same upward course, if history is any guide. The forces arrayed against such an American renaissance are powerful, however. The radical feminist and radical environmental …

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Welcome Baby Filipino 100 Million!



Population Research Institute welcomes the birth of little Chonalyn Sentino. Baby Chonalyn was born this past Sunday to parents Clemente and Dailin, and was feted in the Philippines as “Baby 100 Million.” PRI welcomes Baby Chonalyn as well, saying that she will be a blessing to her family, her community, and her nation. The Philippines is one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, and its people value children. For this reason, it has …

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Pro-Life Provisions In Hungarian Constitution Shock EU



I was praying before the tomb of the great Cardinal Mindszenty in his cathedral at Esztergom, when I heard the news that his beloved Hungary had passed a new, pro-life constitution. The Cardinal, who took sanctuary in the U.S. Embassy for 16 years after Soviet troops crushed the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, would be proud. Steven Mosher

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We are Losing the Cold War with China by Pretending It Doesn’t Exist



As Hu Jintao visits Washington, China continues to persecute Christians, enforce the one-child policy, and lock up dissidents. And don’t forget its relentless military buildup.

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China’s Thirty Years War Against its Own People Slated to Continue



I was surprised when Beijing decided to celebrate (!) the thirtieth anniversary of the One-Child Policy this week. I thought, quite frankly, that the declaration of a national day of mourning would have been more appropriate. But I was even more taken aback when the head of China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission, a woman named Li Bin, announced that China would continue to enforce this same Draconian policy for “decades” to come. Decades? …

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For the Record



The Population Research Institute, a Catholic-based group questions how the Guttmacher Institute arrives at its statistics. Colin Mason, the media director finds it curious for example that Guttmacher would claim 250,000 illegal abortions in Colombia when according to Mason, the country’s Minister of Health says that just 50 women sought abortions after they became legal. “If there is such an unmet need and they are in a country like Columbia spreading the word about abortion,” …

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Killing The Economy: Dennis Howard’s “Elephant In The Living Room”



28 October 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 45 Although it would be simplistic to blame the current financial crisis on America’s propensity for killing the unborn, it is equally simplistic to pretend, as many do, that the two have absolutely no correlation. Demographic researcher Dennis Howard predicted the long-term economic consequences of abortion in his 1997 book, The Abortion Bomb: America’s Demographic Disaster. He wrote, “I see little hope that we can avoid an eventual …

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Are There Too Many Colombians?



On September 27–28, the University of La Sabana, a Catholic University located in Bogota, Colombia, convened a conference on “Population, Life, and Development.” Steven Mosher told the assembly, which included senior government officials, that Colombia was not overpopulated. Like other Baby Boomers, I lived through the unprecedented doubling of the global population in the second half of the 20th century. Never before in human history had our numbers increased so far, so fast: from 3 …

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