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Ending Daughter Elimination in the Developing World



For most parents, daughters are a blessing. But in many parts of south and east Asia, where there exists a strong, culturally-rooted preference for sons, daughters are often unwanted and often selectively aborted prior to birth simply on account of their sex.

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A Powerful Defense of Humanae Vitae’s Role in Church Teaching



As we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae, Gerhard Cardinal Mueller, the former prefect of the Vatican Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith, weighs in. His new book, The Power of Truth, is required reading. It’s so important that the Population Research Institute has made it available as a special gift for your donation. (For this week only, though!)

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The Slaughter of Girls Continues in India



Nearly 550,000 unborn girls are killed in India every year by sex-selective abortion, a newly released report from the Population Research Institute (PRI) has found. The findings highlight the shocking extent to which girls in India—and other parts of the world—continue to be selectively targeted for abortion and elimination. The culprit is a strong cultural preference for sons that is present in India and other Asian cultures, which regards boys as blessings and girls as …

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We Celebrate People!



World Population Day is an occasion for the “Anti-People Crowd” to don sackcloth and ashes and bemoan human population growth.  Led by the U.N., demonstrators will march in major cities protesting overcrowding. Today is the United Nations’ 30th annual “World Population Day.” Though the UN never stops trumpeting doom and gloom about “overpopulation,” it turns up the volume on July 11 each year.

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Holland’s Tax Code Punishes Families, Stay-at-home Moms



The Netherlands often prides itself on equality and tolerance, yet, written into the Dutch tax code are profound inequalities that place significantly heavier tax burdens on families with a stay-at-home parent.

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Center For Disease Control Admits: NFP Works!



Young women are being taught to use the Morning-After Pill, but are deliberately not being told how it works.  At the same time, they are deliberately not being taught how to use Natural Family Planning, or NFP, which—even the CDC now admits—does work. For years, the Population Research Institute has warned about the dangers of contraception. Our founder, Father Paul Marx, O.S.B, never tired of explaining that the morning-after pill is an abortifacient. By design, it ends …

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America Needs a Parental Leave Policy that Supports Working Families



For decades, Americans have not been having enough births to replace themselves. Fertility in the U.S. has been below the replacement rate—roughly 2.1 births woman—since 1972. The reasons for America’s perennial low birth rate are many. But among the biggest reasons are the rising costs of childrearing.

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Sex Trafficking Ring Found Selling Pakistani Women into Prostitution in China



Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of a sex trafficking ring that was found to be selling Pakistani girls into prostitution in China. The incident is part of an alarming trend that has seen sex trafficking and bride trafficking into China increase in recent years. Earlier this month, the Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) announced that its anti-human trafficking unit had rounded up eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis suspected to be connected to …

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