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Topics: fertility reduction

India Prime Minister Calls for Population Control, Says Small Families are an “Act of Patriotism”



The leader of the world’s largest democracy has called for population control policies to contain what he claims is a “reckless population explosion” in India. In a high-profile and widely publicized address to the nation on India’s Independence Day on August 15, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the central and state governments to implement policies to control the country’s population growth rate. “Population explosion will cause many problems for our future generations. We …

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U.S. Fertility Rate Hits New Record Low



The last year of the Obama administration saw the fertility rate fall to an all-time low. According to recent data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the U.S. fertility rate sank to a record low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 2016. This was a slight decrease from the 2015 fertility rate which stood at 62.5. The downward trend is not showing signs of stopping either. According to …

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Prophecies of Humanae Vitae



On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae re-affirmed the Catholic teaching on life, love and human sexuality.  In that document, he listed the consequences of life lived outside Catholic teaching. Vol. 12/No. 9 On July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae re-affirmed the Catholic teaching on life, love and human sexuality.  In that document, he listed the consequences of life lived outside Catholic teaching.   He predicted that: 1. Contraception would lead …

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Part 2. The Malthusian Delusion and the Origins of Population Control



Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. The first population bomber of the modern age was, by profession at least, ill-suited to the task. The Rev. Thomas Malthus, Anglican clergyman, predicted in 1798 that there would be standing room only on this earth by the Year of Our Lord, 1890. A London talk by Benjamin Franklin had inflamed Malthus’ imagination. The American polymath had proudly proclaimed to his …

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Professor’s Book on Population Bombs



Fatal Misconception Reviewed by Steven W. Mosher I imagined that Fatal Misconception (Belknap Press, 544 pages, $35) would be a no-holds-barred historical account of how the West imperialistically imposed population control on the rest. Connelly, however, at the very outset of his study, specifically eschews this obvious and necessary approach, He dismisses as simplistic the notion that the history of population control should he presented as a “global conspiracy” perpetrated by “white, wealthy elites … …

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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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From the Countries



Grants Given to “Protect” Women Five two-year grants, totaling $1.15 million, will be given by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, to “improve access to reproductive health care of women of color, low-income residents and teenagers.” To “protect” California Latinos, $300,000 will be given to the San Francisco-based Latino Issues Forum which will collaborate with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice in Los Angeles; to reach youth through the formation of youth …

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For the Record…



“Population control organizations, in particular the United Nations, are ignoring the growing crisis of an aging world population, said Joseph D’Agostino, Vice President of the Population Research Institute, in a weekly briefing today… “‘The UNDP [United Nations Population Division] expects the aging, predicted to begin in earnest mid-century in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, to happen more dramatically than it is happening now in Europe, where the elderly already out-number children — and …

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