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World Vasectomy Day, Victory in Namibia, and a Gaffe from Gates: This Week’s Population Control News in Summary



Today, November 7, 2014, is World Vasectomy Day. Touted as a means of population control, today is the one of the few times when population controllers specifically target men and encourage them to undergo vasectomies. Population controllers are manipulating away men’s desirable ability to use self-control by promoting vasectomies. Vasectomies permanently eliminate a man’s control over whether or not to procreate. Today’s World Vasectomy Day has not been endorsed by fatherhood organizations. Instead, it’s been …

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President Xi Jinping: Stop the One-Child Policy!



The woman on the operating table was nearly eight months pregnant. The doctor picked up a scalpel and made a transverse incision across her lower abdomen. Soon he was through the uterine wall, and removing a perfectly formed baby boy. The little boy was dead, of course, having been killed by lethal injection into the uterus the day before. It was March 1980, and the Chinese Party-State had just gotten deadly serious about population control. …

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The Antidote to Coercive Population Control



The primary tenet of population control is simple: using contraception and abortifacients, families can “control” when their reproductive systems work and when they don’t – hence the endless cries that women “should have control over their own bodies” in the name of reproductive health. However, in much of the world, the glittering rhetoric of fertility control gives way to the reality of control of the poorest citizens by their governments or large corporations. Governments and …

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Why Population Control is Bad Foreign Policy



  The language of the e-mails is hyperbolic and hate-filled. They come from population control groups that are indignant about the House of Representatives Bill which would re-institute the Mexico City Policy.

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A Once and Future Tragedy: India’s sterilization campaign 39 years later



39 years ago today, Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, received the power to rule by decree from the Indian president. She immediately declared a state of emergency, suspending numerous civil liberties. This freed her government to forcibly sterilize millions of Indian men and women in the 21 months that followed. Public officials mobilized en masse to meet statewide sterilization targets. The sterilizations that followed were carried out under so-called “compul-suasion,” (a combination of …

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One-Child Policy Drives Chinese Father of Four to Suicide



China’s draconian one-child policy has claimed many victims—hundreds of millions of unborn children have lost their lives, tens of thousands of women have died from botched abortions and sterilizations, and tens of thousands more have committed suicide to end the pain of late-term, forced abortions—but Wang Guangrong’s story is particularly tragic. Wang, a 37-year old Chinese father of four, had long been persecuted by local government officials for daring to flout China’s restrictions against multiple …

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A Call to Action



Walter Lohman is the Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center. Olivia Enos is a Research Assistant at the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.   In the most recent edition of his book, A Mother's Ordeal, Steven Mosher presents a riveting account of one woman's journey through motherhood in China under the one child policy. A Mother's Ordeal gives faces to the repressive population control policies of the People’s Republic of China and helps …

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Chinese Government Publicly Threatens Birth-Violators



WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute released photos of official Chinese signs and banners threatening those who dissent from the government’s one-child policy with forced abortions and sterilizations.

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