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Topics: Family planning

Hu Gets the Red Carpet, the Rest Gets Ignored



Hu Jintao, dictator of Communist China, received all the trappings of a state visit in April from President Bush, who ignored China’s systematic human rights abuses beyond making some vague statements about “respecting human rights and the freedoms of the Chinese people.” As expected, Bush got nothing from China, which continues to receive all the privileges she desires — whether it be crushing people of faith at home or flooding the American market with cheap …

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Hu Gets the Red Carpet, the Rest Gets Ignored



April 21, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 16 Hu Gets the Red Carpet, the Rest Gets Ignored Dear Colleague: Yet more congressional testimony about China’s human rights abuses failed to dampen Chinese dictator Hu Jintao’s American reception, but Congressman Chris Smith made his point for those willing to listen. Steven W. Mosher President Hu Jintao, dictator of Communist China, received all the trappings of a state visit this week from President Bush, who ignored China’s …

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Family Planning Graduation



It’s time to graduate some Third World countries from American-sponsored population control. “Population stabilization” in developing countries is an official purpose of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), though in keeping with the zeitgeist, efforts to achieve that goal are today called family planning programs. In this time of massive deficits, American taxpayers pay over $400 million a year (conservatively estimated) to reduce the populations of Third World nations whose birthrates have already collapsed …

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Family Planning Graduation



February 17, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 7 Family Planning Graduation Dear Colleague: Some countries should clearly be free of American attempts to reduce their populations. If anything, USAID should be promoting the reverse. Steven W. Mosher President It’s time to graduate some Third World countries from American-sponsored population control. “Population stabilization” in developing countries is an official purpose of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), though in keeping with the zeitgeist, efforts to …

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Hillary, John, and Howard’s Bogus Abortion Adventure



June 3, 2005 Volume 7 / Number 21 Dear Colleague: Now that the myth of more abortions under President Bush has been completely debunked, how long before it dies? Steven W. Mosher President PRI Weekly Briefing  3 June 2005 Vol. 7 / No. 21 Hillary, John, and Howard’s Bogus Abortion Adventure Way back on Oct. 25, 2004, PRI debunked the false claim, coincidently made just before the elections, that the number of abortions was rising …

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USAID Family Planning Undercuts Efforts to Curb Promiscuity



April 23, 2004 Volume 6 / Number 16 Dear Colleague: USAID is calling for an end to sexual promiscuity overseas, in order to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. At the same time, however, USAID is promoting sexual promiscuity in the form of over-the-counter distribution of injectable contraceptives overseas, despite FDA standards. There should be a law against this. Steven W. Mosher President USAID Family Planning Undercuts Efforts to Curb Promiscuity USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, …

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The Dangers of the Morning-After Pill | Taking Plan B Too Much



In the mid-nineties, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to realize that increased access to routine methods of contraception led to increased rates of abortion. So a new method of post-coital “contraception” was zealously sought and promoted: the morning-after pill.1 WHO Studies – Is Plan B Bad For You? Despite subsequent WHO studies which described routine post-coital contraception as “unsuitable primarily because of the high incidence of cycle disturbances,”2 efforts to approve and market MAP …

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