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Publications: Press Releases

PRI’s “Plan B” Video Going Viral; Babies Benefit

PRI’s fun and informative video, “Plan B: Is It Contraception or Not?” is making its way around the world. Since its release two months ago, the cartoon video is closing in on 500,000 views. The video, which leaves no doubt that the so-called “morning after pill” actually causes abortion, has been a big hit in Asia.  In the Philippines alone, over 100,000 people have viewed the video, including 30,000 viewers 24 years old or younger. …

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WASHINGTON DC: The Kenyan government is poised to embark upon a coercive population control program targeting women, the Population Research Institute (PRI) revealed this week. PRI’s Weekly Briefing, "Controlling Women’s Desires in Kenya,” documented that the Kenyan government, with support from the U.N. Population Fund and U.S. Agency for International Development, has devised plans to radically reduce the number of children that Kenyan women desire. The plans are revealed in two white papers published by …

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Camels, Cartoons, and Plan B

WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute released a fun and informational video today that explains how Plan B really works. The video uses state-of-the art cartoons to break down the complexities of pregnancy, illustrating how the drug affects ovulation, conception, and implantation. Steven Mosher, President of PRI, says: "Our three-minute video will make you laugh out loud, and teach you how Plan B reliably produces negative pregnancy tests.  You will want to not only watch it …

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Population Research Institute on Mother Teresa and Authentic Charity

WASHINGTON DC—President of Population Research Institute (PRI), Mr. Steven W. Mosher, published an op-ed entitled “What is Authentic Catholic Charity?” in the National Catholic Register today. The op-ed underlines the problems at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the context of a discussion of what constitutes authentic Catholic charity.   Mosher said, “Authentic Catholic charity, according to Pope Benedict XVI, must always include proclaiming the word of God and celebrating the sacraments, as well as exercising …

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How “Catholic” is Catholic Relief Services?

WASHINGTON DC—Population Research Institute (PRI) today released its full report on the activities of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Madagascar. The 118-page report is based on a month-long investigation by a PRI investigator and includes lengthy interviews with over 40 interviewees. The report also includes recommendations for action from PRI’s president, Mr. Steven W. Mosher. Population Research Institute hopes the report will assist CRS in carrying out needed reforms of its USAID-funded programs. Anne Morse, …

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Catholic Relief Services Confirms PRI Finding

FRONT ROYAL—CRS announced yesterday evening that Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of Madagascar has told Bishop Gerald Kicanas, chairman of the board of directors of CRS, that Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was not involved with providing contraceptives or abortifacient drugs in his Archdiocese of Antananarivo. But neither we, nor Archbishop Odon, ever accused CRS of this. Archbishops Odon’s complaints about CRS, which he shared with us in a taped, on-the-record interview, lay elsewhere: “That’s what really hurts …

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PRI Investigation in Madagascar Results in Victory!

  We at PRI are delighted to know that the problems reported to us by the Archbishop of Toamasina have now been resolved.    Some months ago, Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana of Toamasina (Tamatave), told us: “Even in my own diocese!  Without my knowledge,…they [CRS] were working on an artificial contraception project here…And, then, the Catholic people around here heard about it and said:  “What’s that all about?  That’s supposed to be ‘Catholic’??” So, there you have …

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CRS Employees Recount Involvement in Family Planning: “It’s only the ‘Big Catholics’ Who Are Opposed to Contraception.”

In our month-long, on-the-ground investigation of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) activities in Madagascar, Population Research Institute (PRI) found that the organization was directly involved in the promotion and distribution of contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and devices in contravention of Church teaching. Said Steven Mosher, President of PRI, "CRS employees in Madagascar told us that they do "the same work" in family planning that CARE and other USAID-funded groups do. CRS claims to be "puzzled" by …

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