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War on India Still an Emergency



This week marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of a reign of horror in Indian history. On this day, 40 years ago, India declared a state of emergency and gave the power to rule by decree to the prime minister, Indira Gandhi. During this “emergency period,” the Indian state sterilized eleven million of its citizens. Consent and sanitary conditions were considered superfluous; people were killed, maimed, and violated by the state’s intrusive hand into …

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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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“We are Being Treated Like Animals”



Less than two months after 13 women died in the neighboring state of Chhattisgarh, 43 women were sterilized in unsanitary and inhumane conditions in Chatra, a northern district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Knowing the facility had no electricity, the sterilization camp coordinator rented a generator to operate theatre lights. When the generator failed, the team continued to operate by flashlight. Savitri Devi,  the mother-in-law of a woman who was sterilized stated, “There are no …

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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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A Sterilization Story The Population Controllers Do NOT Want You To Read



True story #2 in PRI’s ongoing series of “How I Survived Population Control” These stories are part of PRI's 2014 End of Year Campaign. Please give generously to continue our vital work together. You’re about to read the story of eleven million women and men who were forcibly sterilized in India. And be forewarned: This is very unpleasant reading! Entire villages rounded up   In the Indian village of Uttawar, for instance, residents were roused …

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A Once and Future Tragedy: India’s sterilization campaign 39 years later



39 years ago today, Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, received the power to rule by decree from the Indian president. She immediately declared a state of emergency, suspending numerous civil liberties. This freed her government to forcibly sterilize millions of Indian men and women in the 21 months that followed. Public officials mobilized en masse to meet statewide sterilization targets. The sterilizations that followed were carried out under so-called “compul-suasion,” (a combination of …

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Never Forget June 25th: Institute remembers the 39th anniversary of 11 million sterilizations



WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute remembers when, thirty-nine years ago, the population controllers got their way in India. Under severe pressure from the United States and the World Bank, the-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered mass sterilizations. The campaign began on June 25th, 1975, when the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, suspended elections and civil liberties. She declared a State of Emergency, and began rounding up Dalits (untouchables) and Muslims by the millions. By the …

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Finally! FOX News to Air Hour-Long Special on Gosnell’s “House of Horrors”



The mainstream media has done an excellent job of completely ignoring the trial of Kermit Gosnell. As everyone knows by now, Gosnell was the Philadelphia abortionist famous for “snipping the spines” of newborns who happened to survive his efforts to abort them. The state health authorities ignored his clinic for 17 long years. Then one of his patients died from a drug overdose. At long last, the authorities decided to come in and take a …

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