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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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The Philippines Under Fire

”The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health And Population And Development Act Of 2011”—a title which manages the remarkable feat of encapsulating three lies of the abortion/population control movement in the short span of a dozen words.

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Silence of the Complicit: Uzbekistan’s Forced Sterilization and the West’s Indifference

The population control program jumpstarted by USAID in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union continues. Women are being sterilized without their foreknowledge or consent — in one of the least densely populated countries on earth. Vol. 12/No. 13 Gulbahor Zavidova’s story is a tragic one: brought in for a caesarian section, she was sterilized during the procedure — and never informed. Frustrated at her inability to conceive again, she visited a doctor, …

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The Pill’s Deadly Affair with HIV/AIDS

The U.S. is contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS among African women by its reckless distribution of hormonal contraceptives of all kinds in so-called “reproductive health” programs. Vol. 12/No. 11 The world’s deadliest killer, HIV/AIDS, and the Birth Control Pill have been carrying on a secret and deadly “love affair” for decades. While women swallowed their “freedom” with the morning orange juice, studies that should have made global headlines yellowed in medical journals, unknown to …

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For the Record

The Population Research Institute, a Catholic-based group questions how the Guttmacher Institute arrives at its statistics. Colin Mason, the media director finds it curious for example that Guttmacher would claim 250,000 illegal abortions in Colombia when according to Mason, the country’s Minister of Health says that just 50 women sought abortions after they became legal. “If there is such an unmet need and they are in a country like Columbia spreading the word about abortion,” …

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Fines, Sterilizations, and Abducted Children: PRI Returns to China; Finds One-Child Policy Still Going Strong

I’m sitting in a rough concrete home, sunlight streaming in the open door, the sound of chickens waiting gently from the garden. On the wall, nestled among decorations for the Chinese New Year, the ubiquitous image of Chairman Mao beams smarmily down on the room. An old man sits, cross-legged, across from me. The expression on his wizened face is hard to read, but his manner is easy. The translator sits next to me; asks …

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Part 5. Human Rights and Reproductive Wrongs

Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. When the government sterilization team arrived in their little town of La Legua, Peru, Celia Durand and her husband, Jaime, looked at each other and shook their heads. Although Celia had considered a tubal ligation in the past, she had begun to hear rumors of women damaged or even killed during the national tubal ligation campaign. She had decided that she …

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Part 3. The Chinese Model

Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. We have had sufficient experience now with population programs to realize that they can easily become a vehicle for elite pressure on the poor. I fear that the elevation to legitimacy of “beyond voluntary family planning” measures lends itself to precisely such pressure. … Of course one might claim that such measures are in the ‘ultimate’ interest of the poor, but …

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