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Hormonal Contraceptives Increase Breast Cancer Risk, New Study Finds



A study published last week in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptive pills and hormone-releasing IUDs, significantly increase women’s risk for breast cancer. The study found that women who used hormonal contraception had a 20 percent elevated risk[1] for breast cancer compared to women who had never used a hormonal method. The risk was also found to be time-dependent, increasing the longer the hormonal drugs were used. …

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European Union Warns Poland Not to Pass Pro-Life Legislation



The European Union (EU) has warned Poland not to pass any legislation banning abortion in cases where unborn children are living with severe congenital disabilities. On November 15, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution initiating the formal process for rebuking an EU Member State found to be in “serious breach” of their obligations under the Treaty on European Union (TEU). The EP alleges that Poland may be in violation of core EU principles with …

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No Stephen Hawking, Population Growth Is Not Going to Turn Earth into a “Ball of Fire”



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HVP-WB-Hawking-112917.mp3 It’s a curious thing. At times, the most brilliant scientists and mathematicians throughout history have held some of the most preposterous beliefs. For instance, Rene Descartes, inventor of modern analytic geometry and the Cartesian plane, believed the pineal gland was the seat of the human soul. Sir Isaac Newton, the father of classical mechanics, the laws of motion, and co-discoverer of calculus, believed that one could predict the future through hidden secrets written into …

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Mosher: China’s House of Cards



This article originally appeared on Breitbart. As Air Force One lands at the dragon-shaped Beijing International Airport, President Trump will be treated to a skyline that didn’t exist until a few years ago. Most of Beijing’s old residential neighborhoods — called hutung’s — were deliberately destroyed in the frenzied build-out that preceded the 2008 Olympics. They have been replaced by stadiums like the Bird’s Nest (which actually resembles a giant bird’s nest) and by high-rise office buildings. Then there …

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Abortion Providers Sue Texas for Banning Dismemberment Abortion



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/WB_TX_110717.mp3 A Texas law banning a gruesome and inhumane abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation (D&E) is being challenged in federal court. This past Thursday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division opened a trial on the state’s D&E ban. D&E, better known as ‘dismemberment abortion,’ is one of the most brutal abortion procedures legally permitted in the United States. The procedure …

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Nations Push Back against U.N. Human Rights Committee Attempt to Redefine the ‘Right to Life’



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HV_WB_UNHCR-110317.mp3 A number of states have pushed back against an attempt by the United Nations Human Rights Committee to reinterpret the ‘right to life’ to mean a right to abortion. This past July, the Committee approved a draft of General Comment No. 36 at its first reading. General Comment No. 36 seeks to reinterpret the ‘right to life’ to exclude the unborn child in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The Human …

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PRI, Civil Society Denounce U.N. Committee Attempt to Create Abortion Rights



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HV_WB_UNHCR-110117.mp3 As reported earlier this year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has been attempting to redefine an important international human rights treaty by claiming that the ‘right to life’ means that states should legalize abortion under expansive terms. This past July, the Committee released a document called General Comment No. 36 which would seek to reinterpret the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to say that states “must” provide access to abortion …

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Japanese Government Says Shrinking Population is the “Biggest Challenge” for Economic Growth



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/WB_Japan_Demographics_102517.mp3 For decades, population growth in Japan has been below replacement. Demographers have long warned that the country’s low birth rate and low immigration are unsustainable. In recent years, the population has now begun to shrink and the country’s demographic decline has become a considerable obstacle to economic growth. Many Japanese have now come to realize the seriousness of the situation. Following a decisive election victory for his party over the weekend, Japan Prime Minister …

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