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Publications: Press Releases

Chinese Freedom Fighters to Meet at Historical Summit Conference



Chinese Freedom Fighters to Meet at Historical Summit Conference For Immediate Release October 26, 1999 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 WASHINGTON, DC – The leaders of China’s pro-democracy movement will gather for the first time since the Tiananmen Square massacre next month in Washington, DC. The freedom fighters are coming together for a conference with American China experts and policymakers, sponsored by the Population Research Institute (PRI), a human rights research organization headquartered in Front …

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In Celebration of the Birth of Baby Six Billion



In Celebration of the Birth of Baby Six Billion For Immediate Release October 8, 1999 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 WASHINGTON, DC – Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, will address the national media at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Friday, 8 October 1999, on the topic of the birth of the world’s six billionth person. The United Nations Population Division has projected the date of 12 October 1999 …

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UNFPA Mis-states World Population



UNFPA Mis-states World Population For Immediate Release September 23, 1999 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 WASHINGTON, DC – Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute (PRI), today criticized the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for releasing a “statistically misleading” report “designed to generate fear of an overpopulation crisis that simply does not exist.” The UNFPA report, entitled “The State of the World Population 1999” warns in apocalyptic terms that the population has doubled since …

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Reversing Itself, UNFPA Admits Ties to Milosevic Regime



Reversing Itself, UNFPA Admits Ties to Milosevic Regime For Immediate Release August 16, 1999 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 WASHINGTON, DC – A spokesman of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Alex Marshall, admitted last week that UNFPA was invited to conduct a “reproductive health” program in Kosovo by the Yugoslavian government last December 1998. This invitation came at a time when the Yugoslavian president, indicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic, had begun his campaign of ethnic …

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BBC Broadcasts Debate on Kosovo Refugee “Family Planning”



BBC Broadcasts Debate on Kosovo Refugee “Family Planning” For Immediate Release August 5, 1999 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 WASHINGTON, DC – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this week broadcast a live debate between a UNFPA official and PRI journalist Austin Ruse – who spent eight days in Albanian refugee camps documenting human rights abuses committed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). PRI confirmed last week that war criminal Slobodan Milosevic brought UNFPA to …

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Population Group Slams Proposed Abortion Maneuver by Senator Hatfield



Population Group Slams Proposed Abortion Maneuver by Senator Hatfield For Immediate Release March 8, 1998 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 WASHINGTON — The Population Research Institute (PRI) today sharply criticized a move by Senator Mark Hatfield (R-OR) aimed at restoring U.S. funding for international population control programs. The Hatfield maneuver violates an agreement reached by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton in January, 1996 which reduced U.S. funding for such programs by 35 …

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In Peru, Women Lose the Right to Choose More Children — Wall Street Journal



In Peru, Women Lose the Right to Choose More Children The Wall Street Journal February 27, 1998 When a government team held a “ligation festival” to register women for sterilization in La Legua, Peru, Celia Durand resisted. According to Mrs. Durand’s now-widowed husband, Jamie, the 31-year-old mother of three was appalled at the pressure tactics government health workers used to induce women to have tubal ligations. Not only did they go house-to-house to round up candidates, …

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Peruvian Sterilization Campaign to Continue; Population Group Condemns USAID Impotence



Peruvian Sterilization Campaign to Continue; Population Group Condemns USAID Impotence For Immediate Release February 27, 1998 Contact Scott Weinberg (540) 622-5240 FALLS CHURCH, VA – Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute (PRI) today condemned the Peruvian government for announcing, despite recent US Agency for International Development assurances to the contrary, that it would continue its massive sterilization campaign. “In the past year, over 100,000 Peruvian women were sterilized, often under duress,” Mosher …

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