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Topics: reproductive rights

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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Sterilization Camps in India



Anne Roback Morse gave an address on March 13, 2015 at the United Nations surrounding the Commission on the Status of Women at a panel titled, “Coerced Sterilizations, Abortions, and Reproductive Rights.” The following remarks are based on excerpts from that address. Last November, 83 women were sterilized in a matter of hours at a sterilization camp in the east Indian state of Chhattisgarh. At least a dozen women died from the unhygienic conditions, and …

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Catholic Health Commission in Kenya: Vaccine Contamination Demands Action from the Kenyan Ministry of Health



On February 13th, the Kenyan Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that the controversy over whether a tetanus vaccine had been laced with a sterilizing agent was an issue of national security and demanded that the Kenyan Ministry of Health cooperate in a continuing investigation to analyze the vaccine vials. Last year, a nationwide vaccination campaign used a tetanus vaccine that was found to be laced with a sterilizing agent known as Beta HCG. The vaccination …

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Population Controllers Tout New Tool: Overconsumption



When a journalist on the panel said he didn’t see “how to get the rich world to consume less,” Ramdas said: “You force it… you can force women to have less children, you can force people to consume less… Suck it up!”

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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Condones Killing Unborn Children in Latin America



A few days before Christmas, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IAHR Court) issued the worst judgment in its history. The case concerned Costa Rica’s law banning in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, but the judgment went far beyond this. The IAHR Court’s decision severely limited the legal protection enjoyed by the unborn that heretofore had been the pride and distinction of the people of Latin America. Many specialists in international law believe that the Court acted …

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UNICEF Should Rename Itself the United Nations Sex for Children Fund, or UNISEX



The debate over a new Code on Childhood and Adolescence is raging in Peru.

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China to End One-Child Policy in 2015 Because of Labor Shortages! (But Not Really)



I have long wondered what it would take for the Chinese Communist Party to abandon the one-child policy that it instituted back in 1980 when I was first in China. Now we know. It certainly wasn’t the bitter complaints of the Chinese people about this assault on their families and children that changed the Party’s collective mind. The Party has never shied away from imposing its will on the people it controls. Indeed, it believes, …

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