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Forced Abortion Still Mandated Under China’s “Planned Birth” Laws



Women in China found pregnant with an over-quota child continue to face severe penalties, PRI has found. These penalties include, in many provinces, being forced to have an abortion. It has been nearly two years since the Chinese Government modified its planned birth policy. In December of 2015, the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee officially transitioned from a one-child policy with a two-child policy. Under the new policy, married couples are prohibited by …

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Federal Judge Blocks Religious Accommodation to HHS Contraceptive Mandate



A federal judge in Pennsylvania has placed a nationwide temporary hold on the Trump Administration’s accommodations for persons with moral or religious objections to the HHS Contraceptive Mandate. Judge Wendy Beetlestone, a district judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on Friday issued a temporary injunction on the Administration’s newly implemented accommodation. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) filed the case against the Trump Administration. Several other states including California, Massachusetts, and Washington State have …

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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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