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Sex-Selection, Forced Abortion Are Happening Here in the United States



Many women today living in immigrant communities in the United States face discrimination, mistreatment, or resentment from family members if they fail to bear a son. Disproportionately girls are being targeted for abortion in some parts of these communities. The choice to abort is a coerced one, more often than not one pushed by husbands or female in-laws. The pressure is so strong that some women are being are forced to abort their daughters against …

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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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New PRI Study Shows Depo-Provera Increases Risk of HIV Infection



A new peer-reviewed study,1 conducted in collaboration with the Population Research Institute (PRI), shows that women who use Depo-Provera are significantly more likely to acquire HIV. Due to funding from organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and agencies like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Depo-Provera is the most widely used form of birth control by women in Sub-Saharan Africa where HIV prevalence remains high. The study found that Depo-Provera and other DMPA …

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Why We Must Defund Planned Parenthood



Of the many issues debated about perennially, few have the potential to save lives like defunding nation’s number one abortion provider–Planned Parenthood. Defunding Planned Parenthood could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year. In 2013 alone (FY2013), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the U.S. affiliate of Planned Parenthood, claimed the lives of 327,653 unborn children. Planned Parenthood stops 37 beating hearts every hour. Planned Parenthood’s abortion business relies heavily on funding from the …

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New Study Shows Risk of HIV Acquisition Is Higher with DMPA Contraceptives



A review and meta-analysis has found that women who use depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), the active ingredient in injectable contraceptives like Depo-Provera, are placed at a significantly higher risk of acquiring HIV. The findings could have a deep residual impact for many women who depend on DMPA for contraception and are living in developing countries or in at-risk environments where the risk of HIV transmission remains high. Joel Brind, Professor of Biology and Endocrinology at …

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Steven Mosher Warns Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) of the Growing Threat from China



Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute and expert on China, spoke yesterday at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mosher, invited as part of NAVSEA’s Distinguished Speaker Series, told the command leadership and staff that Beijing is not only making absurd territorial claims, building artificial islands and creating administrative units to bolster them, but is now militarizing these features as fast as it is able, with military-grade runways, …

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Indiana Lawmakers Introduce Heartbeat Bill



Place your hand on your heart for a moment…a beating heart is a sign of life. Nothing could be more obvious. Yet the beating hearts of thousands of unborn children are stilled through abortion every day. Since the beginning of time, whether someone is alive or dead has been determined based on the presence or absence of a heartbeat. A new bill introduced in the Indiana State Senate seeks to acknowledge these facts: It states …

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China’s “Black Children” Will come Out of the Shadows



For 25 long years Ah Fan has lived in the shadows. Conceived by her parents before they were of a legal age to marry and have children, government officials demanded that she be aborted. Instead, her mother went into hiding.

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