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India Prime Minister Calls for Population Control, Says Small Families are an “Act of Patriotism”



The leader of the world’s largest democracy has called for population control policies to contain what he claims is a “reckless population explosion” in India. In a high-profile and widely publicized address to the nation on India’s Independence Day on August 15, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the central and state governments to implement policies to control the country’s population growth rate. “Population explosion will cause many problems for our future generations. We …

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Progressives Finally ‘Woke’ About China’s One-Child Policy—Now That It’s Over



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WB-WB-Mosher-Article-081919.mp3 A new documentary about China’s draconian one-child policy has just been released, and has been greeted with tremendous fanfare from the Left. In fact, it won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And thanks to Amazon, it premiered in select theaters on Aug. 9. Called “One-Child Nation,” the documentary details the 35 years of suffering that Chinese women and girls endured under the policy, which ended in 2015. It is a story that …

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Nearly 125 Indian Members of Parliament Back Petition to Introduce a Two-Child Policy



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/wb-India-two-child-091018.mp3 Nearly 125 lawmakers in India’s Parliament have signed a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, calling for a nationwide two-child policy. Members of Parliament (MPs) who signed the petition have called for a law prohibiting Indian couples from having more than two children with stiff penalties for couples who exceed the proposed two-child limit. On August 9th, four MPs from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh met with President Kovind to personally …

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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_çhina_2_Chld_082918.mp3 Since the Chinese Party-State abandoned its one-child policy two years ago, birth rates across in China have remained stubbornly low. Communist Party officials are beginning to worry that, despite being allowed to have a second child, many couples are choosing not to. Perhaps that is why the two-child policy is being referred to as a “comprehensive two child policy” or a “full two children policy,” (“全面两孩”政策 / “全面二孩”政策). The implications are that couples are …

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Chinese Provincial Government Calls for an End to Birth Restrictions



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_China-Provincial.mp3 The provincial government in Shaanxi, a province in north-central China, has published a report that calls for an abolishment of birth limits under China’s planned birth policy. Currently, China’s two-child policy prohibits couples from having more than two children. In many provinces, couples are allowed a third child only in narrowly-crafted special circumstances that often require government approval, such as when a child has a severe disability or in second marriages. Couples who exceed …

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Victims of Japan’s Former ‘Eugenics Protection Law’ Speak Out and Demand Compensation



Victims of forced sterilization under Japanese Government’s now defunct eugenics program may soon receive the justice that they have long been waiting for. On January 30, a woman from Miyagi, a prefecture in northern Japan, filed a lawsuit against the Japanese Government, seeking ¥11 million ($101,000 USD) in compensation for having been forcibly sterilized when she was only 15 years old. The woman, who has chosen not to disclose her name publicly, is now in …

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Forced Abortions in China Continue Despite Two-Child Policy



Many Westerners cheered when the Chinese Communist Party announced it was going to allow all Chinese couples a second child. They quite naturally assumed that this meant an across-the-board relaxation of a policy that had caused tremendous suffering among the Chinese people. I was not convinced. There is often a striking distance between Beijing’s policy pronouncements and the harsh reality on the ground. In fact, not long ago I testified before Congress that “Despite the …

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PRI Review: PRI President Steven Mosher Speaks at Pro-Life Wisconsin



Today we bring you a presentation by PRI’s founder and president, Steven Mosher. In a recent address in Wisconsin, Mr. Mosher gave an eloquent and moving account of his conversion long ago, when he left behind a promising role as a secular social scientist at a prestigious American University to become a leader in the international fight for life and liberty of the most vulnerable in every society, especially the unborn. For many of you, …

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