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U.S. Fertility Rate Hits New Record Low



The last year of the Obama administration saw the fertility rate fall to an all-time low. According to recent data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the U.S. fertility rate sank to a record low of 62.0 births per 1,000 women of reproductive age in 2016. This was a slight decrease from the 2015 fertility rate which stood at 62.5. The downward trend is not showing signs of stopping either. According to …

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The Wisdom of the Church’s Teaching on Marriage



From individuals, to families, to the general population at-large, marriage is essential to society. A committed marriage provides the best arrangement for the well-being of both spouses and children. Marriage provides a more stable environment for personal growth and development than any other living arrangement. Yet many families in today’s culture are rent apart by separation, divorce, and civil remarriage. Former spouses and children are left to suffer the effects—effects so pervasive and widespread that …

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The real war on women: Stealth sterilization in Kenya



True story #5 in PRI’s ongoing series of “How I Survived Population Control” “But I want to have more babies.” Those seven words are enough to rattle any UN Population Fund worker pushing free abortifacients in Africa, and those seven words are often voiced by women in Kenya. Worse – from the perspective of UN pill pushers – those seven words are often said by Kenyan women who already have several children! Kenya has a …

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Welcome Baby Filipino 100 Million!



Population Research Institute welcomes the birth of little Chonalyn Sentino. Baby Chonalyn was born this past Sunday to parents Clemente and Dailin, and was feted in the Philippines as “Baby 100 Million.” PRI welcomes Baby Chonalyn as well, saying that she will be a blessing to her family, her community, and her nation. The Philippines is one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, and its people value children. For this reason, it has …

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Controlling Women’s Desires in Kenya



The Kenyan government recently outlined a new brand of coercive population control. Unlike China’s policy which uses coercion to control the number of births, Kenya is trying to control population earlier in the reproductive process by changing women’s desires to have children. In the early 1980’s, the average woman in Kenya had 8 children. In the last 30 years, fertility rates fell by 44% to 4.5 children, but this fall has not been enough for …

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China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy; Ignores Calls from Population Experts



Recent reports from the Guangdong province show coercion in China’s infamous one-child policy is once again on the rise. Women in the southern city of Huizhou, which has a population of 4 million, are being targeted for sterilization. Those who have one child are being forced to wear IUDs. Those who have two children are subject to tubal ligation. Those who bear an “illegal” child are being denied all government services. This means life without …

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Iran’s Islamicists Orchestrate a Baby Bust: Who Would Have Imagined?



For those who still imagine the world is overpopulated, comes a sobering story out of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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From the Countries



India Offers Gun Licenses for Vasectomies Too few vasectomies were being performed in Madhya Pradesh, India, for one population control official’s liking. So Shivpuri District Head, Manish Shrivastava, decided to up the ante. He promised men that, if they underwent sterilization, they would receive a gun license. The application form for a gun license was made available at the sterilization camps. The prospect of a owning a gun, in this robber-infested region of India, proved …

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