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Topics: pollution

A War on Maternity Waged in the Name of Mother Earth



I often come across persons who attempt to justify forced abortion, sterilization, and contraception because “We (that is, human beings) are destroying the planet”. They view people as pollution, and argue that it is necessary to violate reproductive rights to protect the planet from the beings who are despoiling it. Yet that logic is intrinsically flawed. Let us put it this way. Which of these do not belong: nitrous oxide, methane, Homo sapiens, or carbon …

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Let’s All Celebrate “Earth is for People Day”



The Population Research Institute is hosting an “Earth is for People Day” event to celebrate people and humanity’s relationship to the environment. The president of PRI, Steven Mosher, will be answering questions on-line and spreading the message that protecting the environment should mean protecting people as well. The event will be on Earth Day at 10am EST and can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375309469320756/ “Human beings are not the enemy of the environment, but are the …

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Four Key Points on Human Ecology and Climate We Hope to See Pope Francis Make



The secular media, which is no friend of the Catholic Church, seems to specialize in misrepresenting the views of its prelates. Pope Francis has been particularly ill served in this regard and, at the same time, seems to shrug it off. So it is hard to know what to make of The Guardian’s story that the Holy Father is preparing to address global warming and lobby for decisive international action to combat climate change. Is it just the …

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Who’s Behind the Program to Sterilize Kenyan Women Without Their Consent?



In Paul Ehrlich’s crude fantasy, The Population Bomb, “compulsory birth regulation” was to be achieved by polluting the water supply with “mass sterilizing agents.” But more sophisticated population controllers dreamed of a contraceptive vaccine that would, with the stick of a needle, sterilize women for years, or a lifetime. This dream became a reality in the early 1990s, when researchers learned that mixing human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-HCG) with tetanus toxoid resulted in a vaccine that not only protected …

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Watchdog Group Condemns Swiss Population Control Initiative



The Population Research Institute condemns a proposed population control initiative in Switzerland which is being put to a vote on November 30, and if enacted, would restrict immigration into Switzerland and increase Swiss spending on population control abroad. The proposed initiative would cap the number of immigrants allowed into Switzerland at 0.2% annually (or 1 in 500 people) and mandate that a minimum of 10% of its foreign aid funds be spent on birth control …

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Earth (is for People) Day: Hear Steven Mosher Online



We at the Population Research Institute will be celebrating Monday, 22 April, as well, but not as “Earth Day.” We will be celebrating it as “Earth is for People Day.”  

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Baby Seven Billion, Welcome.



A few seconds after midnight a baby emerged from the womb of her mother, drew her first breath, and announced her arrival into the world with a tiny cry. This is Baby Seven Billion. Today, 31 October 2011, is her birthday. This piece appeared in the Washington Times on 31 October, 2011. This day — the day that our planet becomes home to seven billion human beings — marks an important milestone. But is it …

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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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