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Publications: PRI in the News

Steve Mosher: A Vision of ‘Hell’ Brought Him to the Church

Steve Mosher was a rising Stanford University social researcher, schooled in the academy’s received wisdom on matters like abortion and the “right to choose,” when he was suddenly thrown off course. It was 1980, and he was the first U.S. social scientist to receive permission to study the impact of political changes in a remote Chinese village. Read the full article on the National Catholic Register.

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Growing Chinese Power — to What End?

The People’s Republic of China is the world’s most populous nation with the second-largest economy, and the biggest army. It is rapidly modernizing its armed forces and routinely engages in cyber warfare against the United States and its allies. Read the full article in The Human Events Group (PDF).

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Population to reach 7 billion. ‘Relax!’ (YouTube cartoon)

“The fight against the myth of overpopulation does not have to be a bare-knuckled brawl,” says Steven Mosher, PRI’s president. “These videos are funny and easy to digest, the very opposite of Al Gore’s boring pronouncements on the ‘dangers’ of too many people. Our viewers end up considering the science that supports our pro-people position, often for the very first time. We say to our skeptics: watch, laugh, and learn.” Listen to the full interview with …

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By 2100, some see too many births, some too few

The United Nations’ population experts recently rocked the world by projecting the planet will be home to a larger-than-expected 10.1 billion people by 2100. To some, the august body used statistical “magic” to arrive at this number. To others, the 10.1 billion figure is too low – a calamitous 15 billion people, they argue, is closer to the truth. Welcome to the delicately calibrated and yet fractious world of long-term demography – where people draw …

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Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing In Asia (

Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia By Sherry Karabin 06/13/2007  — Courtesy There is a little-known battle for survival going in some parts of the world. Those at risk are baby girls, and the casualties are in the millions each year. The weapons being used against them are prenatal sex selection, abortion and female infanticide — the systematic killing of girls soon after they are born. According to a recent …

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World Bank to Continue Promoting Abortion (Lifesite News)

World Bank to Continue Promoting Abortion in Developing Nations After US Drops Opposition: PRI’s Stephen Mosher upset at the Bush Administration’s "failure to stay the course" on the issue Lifesite News By John-Henry Westen Wednesday May 2, 2007 WASHINGTON, May 2, 2007 ( – An attempt by the United States to get the World Bank out of the population control business has failed after opposition from EU countries led the United States to back down.  …

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China’s Longest Campaign: Tyrene White.

China’s Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People’s Republic, 1949-2005 by Tyrene White (Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2006), 297 pp. Reviewed by Steven W. Mosher. Chen Guangcheng will never read this book about the history of China’s one-child policy. He doesn’t need to. For the human rights activist and self-taught lawyer himself has carried out an in-depth study of the effect of the policy on the people of Linyi, a district in China’s …

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National Catholic Register, Alejandro Bermudez, Catholic and pro-life vote key to Mexican election o

Our Lady’s Victory? Catholic and pro-life vote key to Mexican election outcome National Catholic Register July 23-August 5, 2006 by ALEJANDRO BERMÚDEZ Latin America Correspondent MEXICO CITY – Carlos Fuentes has no doubt who deserves credit for the outcome of Mexico’s July 2 presidential election. Fuentes, arguably Mexico’s most influential living writer, attributes the win by the more pro-life candidate, Felipe Calderón, to the Virgin Mary. As recently as April, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the …

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