February 13, 2020
The Government of India is set to introduce a bill in the national Parliament that would legalize abortion up to birth for unborn children with “substantial foetal abnormalities.” The bill would also change the legal limit for abortion from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for “survivors of rape, victims of incest and other vulnerable women,” including minors and women with mental disabilities.
March 8, 2018
Victims of forced sterilization under Japanese Government’s now defunct eugenics program may soon receive the justice that they have long been waiting for. On January 30, a woman from Miyagi, a prefecture in northern Japan, filed a lawsuit against the Japanese Government, seeking ¥11 million ($101,000 USD) in compensation for having been forcibly sterilized when she was only 15 years old. The woman, who has chosen not to disclose her name publicly, is now in …
June 10, 2015
Expecting U.S. Person 300 Million It is believed that the U.S. population will increase to 300 million this fall; immigrants and Hispanic newborns will largely account for the increase. Almost one-half of last year’s population increase was due to the Hispanic sector of our society; white non-Hispanics, who now make up about two-thirds of the population, accounted for less than one-fifth of the increase. It is difficult to estimate how Hispanics affected the U.S. population …
November 6, 2013
Last Tuesday, the Washington Times published an article by Joseph Cotto entitled, “Overpopulation: Should America have a one-child policy?” Despite the provocative title, the article does not present a stimulating thought-experiment, but rather a series of half-truths and inconsistencies with dangerous implications. Because such half-truths have been at the ideological root of every forced abortion this century, we at Population Research Institute drew up a list of the claims made in the article—and countered them …
October 7, 2013
The Bangladesh parliament recommended imposing a population control program on tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar last month. Ironically, the Rohingya refugees fled from an oppressive regime in Myanmar which included a two-child policy. No one wants them to have children! Bangladesh has hosted refugees from Myanmar’s ongoing ethnic cleansing of non-Burmese for 20 years, and is apparently growing weary of the task. On September 18, the standing committee on the Ministry of …
September 12, 2013
California has a long-history of eugenics, and it is easy to condemn the eugenics laws that the Golden State passed in 1909 and implemented until 1952. These sterilizations were visited upon “the unfit” in mental hospitals, upon the uneducated, and upon non-white minorities in disproportionately high numbers. Who would now condone the coercive and forcible sterilization—with state approval—of over 20,000 men and women? Yet despite the unanimous modern condemnation, non-consensual sterilization of those deemed “unfit” …
January 25, 2012
Earlier this month, a 32-year-old pregnant woman, known only as Mary Moe, narrowly avoided being subjected to a forced abortion and sterilization–at the hands of her own parents. The story has outraged thousands on either side of the political aisle. Moe, who suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar mood disorder, was being treated in a Massachusetts hospital. When she became pregnant, doctors were purportedly concerned that her medications could harm the unborn child. So they recommended …
March 21, 2011
What you may not know is that the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a big player in the international population control movement in its own right.