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Research: PRI Investigations

PRI Holds Conference on Human Rights in China



To look at her, it is hard to believe the trials Catherine Ho has faced. The petite woman radiates with the grace that only a truly devout believer possesses. Persecution of Catholics Ho was born in Shanghai, China, in 1935. Her parents sent her to Catholic school, and she became a Catholic in 1950 and joined the Legion of Mary. Ho was baptized one year after the Communists took power in China. Before her baptism, …

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EU to Increase UNFPA Funding? Not so Fast!



October 2, 2002 Volume 4/ Number 25 Dear Colleague: EU funding for the UNFPA has been delayed. Evidence showing UNFPA support of coercive abortion in China was provided to Members of the European Parliament earlier this month by Josephine Guy, PRI’s lead investigator in China. Given the fact that the UNFPA is helping the Chinese government to “more effectively” carry out its program of forced abortion, it has become increasingly problematic for the EU to …

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UN Population Controllers Support Forced Abortion, Lose US Funding



August 2, 2002 Volume 4/ Number 18   Dear Colleague: The empire strikes back. In response to the Bush Administration’s decision to cut UNFPA funding, its supporters in Congress are attempting to strike Kemp-Kasten from the 2003 foreign aid bill and reward UNFPA with a big funding increase. “If the UNFPA is violating US law by helping China to more effectively perform forced abortions, then we will just scrap the law,” they seem to be …

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Final Report Concerning Voluntary Surgical Contraception During the Years 1990–2000



Subcommittee Investigation of Persons and Institutions Involved in Voluntary Surgical Contraception Date of Publication: June 2002 “Precisely because the system of population control was used to eliminate poverty, we believe that we must raise the people from their poverty by means of education and health.” — Mr. Christopher Smith, Congressman of the United States to the Investigative Subcommittee, March 2002. During the plenary session of Congress, October 25, 2001, the formation of the Investigative Commission …

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President’s Page: Peru Sterilization Campaign



In January 1998, PRI sent researcher David Morrison to Peru to investigate reports that women were being forcibly sterilized. What he discovered was a nationwide campaign, aimed specifically at sterilizing poor and working class women, especially ethnic minorities. The program operated by sending mobile sterilization teams, who would suddenly appear in an area and then leave as quickly, after sterilizing as many women as possible in a short time. Doctors and medical workers were given …

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Group Letter Urges Bush to Invoke Kemp-Kasten



June 7, 2002 Volume 4/ Number 12 Dear Colleague: The U.S. State Department delegation to China is expected to release its report on UNFPA coercion soon. Pro-family groups—representing the views of millions of Americans—have signed the following letter to President Bush. If you would like to sign this letter on behalf of yourself or as a representative of a pro-life, pro-family group, please hit “reply,” type in your name and address, or the name and …

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For the Record…



“A shipment of 10 million defective condoms from UNFPA has been seized by the Tanzanian government at the port of Dar es Salaam. The UNFPA condoms failed permeability tests carried out by the Tanzanian Bureau of Standards (in plain English, they leak), and the government has confirmed that they will be destroyed.” Steven W. Mosher, “Leaky Population Control,” Washington Times, 8 May 2002 “Not only has he not released the money, He’s threatened to veto …

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Stop Funding the UNFPA



January 25, 2002 Volume 4/ Number 3 Dear Colleague: Opposition to US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is building in Washington, as pro-family Americans continue to call the White House (at 202-456-1414) in large numbers. World magazine just made this the cover story for their February 2 issue (see “Volunteer . . . or else,” by Mindy Belz at www.worldmag.com). Yesterday, I joined with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Joseph Pitts (R-PA), Jo …

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