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USAID Needs to Warn Women of the Dangers of Depo-Provera



  Despite mounting evidence of serious side effects associated with the use of injectable contraceptives, international aid programs continue to indiscriminately distribute Depo-Provera under various brand names worldwide. Indeed, a coalition of family planning partners including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), and others are seeking to inject even more vulnerable women in developing countries with risky injectable contraceptives. Like …

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Investigative Organizations Address Denials Made by CRS



Yesterday, the Population Research Institute, the Lepanto Institute, and Human Life international presented at the National Press Club on the results of an investigation into Catholic Relief Services-Kenya. The joint investigation included documentation from on-line research as well as a field investigation in Kenya. The report documented evidence that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has facilitated and endorsed contraceptive use in Kenya. Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the …

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Investigative Organizations Release Report on Abuse in Catholic Aid Program



The Population Research Institute, in collaboration with the Lepanto Institute, has released a 56 page report as the result of an investigation into Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Kenya. The report highlights programs implemented under a CRS project in Kenya which facilitated and endorsed contraceptive-use. CRS is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The joint investigation includes both online evidence and documentation from a field investigator who spent a …

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Kenya Examination



Press Release: March 3, 2015 Media Factsheet Full Report: Investigation of Catholic Relief Services—Kenya Sister2Sister Informational Page Investigative Organizations Address Denials Made by CRS Documents Healthy Choices 2 Manual Healthy Choices Facilitator’s Manual PEPFAR Kenya Operational Plan Report 2011 PEPFAR Kenya Operational Plan Report 2012 PEPFAR Kenya Operational Plan Report 2012_altered PEPFAR Kenya Operational Plan Report 2013 Kalamba Dispensary Excel Kalamba Dispensary Excel 2 Full Report: Investigation of Catholic Relief Services—Madagascar What Can Faithful Catholics …

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Defund



At the Population Research Institute, we work diligently to ensure that programs that force contraception and sterilization programs on the poor and unwilling people are shut down. In the 29 years of our existence, our efforts have resulted in over $800 million in taxpayer funding that has been redirected from so-called “family planning” programs to genuine maternal and child health programs. PRI uses the results of our thorough investigations to defund organizations which violate legislative safeguards …

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Expose



Too many programs impose coercive sterilizations and abortions upon underprivileged populations, violating the freedom of women and men around the globe to establish their families as they choose. The Population Research Institute documents and exposes abusive population control programs around the world. We conduct investigations based on indications of potential abuse, and send investigators into the field to document abuses. Our field investigators work hand-in-hand with our office staff to uncover those responsible for implementing …

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USAID Funding of Sterilization Camps in India



Women's wombs are inflated with bicycle pumps. Some are paid as little as 600 rupees – about $10 –  to be sterilized. Some see – and feel – doctors pull shreds of their organs from their abdomens during procedures. Doctors reuse gloves and needles for dozens of surgeries.  Antibiotics or painkillers, if used, may be tainted with rat poison. These are just a few of the details about India's “family planning” programs that have emerged …

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Former Peruvian President Never Convicted for Forced Sterilizations



True story #4 in PRI’s ongoing series of “How I Survived Population Control” “Genocide” and “crimes against humanity” are the words that may come to mind as you learn the truly horrible story of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and his coercive program that sterilized 300,000 Peruvian women and 22,000 Peruvian men. Yet he has never been convicted for this crime, even though he was later sentenced to 25 years in jail for other crimes …

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