Population

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Chinese paper reports on coercion

A state-run Chinese newspaper has finally admitted what pro-life advocates have known and been trying to tell the world for some time—Chinese officials are using force to implement a policy that calls for one child per family in urban areas, and two per family in rural regions. The report comes on the heels of dramatic testimony before a U.S. Congressional subcommittee by a former Chinese population-control administrator, who said that forced abortions and sterilizations are common practices ... (Continue reading)

NSSM 2000: blueprint for de-population

The population-control ideology and the means to achieve it can be found in a U.S. executive-level government document entitled National security study memorandum 200: Implications of worldwide population growth for U.S. security and overseas interests (NSSM 200), published in 1974 and declassified in 1989. Although this plan of action was to be activated in developing countries, it was designed as a two-edged sword that could be swung with ... (Continue reading)

New research reveals depth of sterilization abuse in Peru

Interim special (Ed. note: In the February issue of The Interim, we reported an interview with U.S. pro-life activist Dan Zeidler on sterilization program abuses in Peru. Featured below is an update of the Peru situation). On Jan. 11, 1998, The Miami Herald published a feature with the headline, “Sterilization debate in Peru: Are some women coerced?” The report described an aggressive sterilization campaign in Peru under which more than 100,000 women were ... (Continue reading)

Population control runs amok in Peru

A Milwaukee-based pro-life activist has just returned from Peru with disturbing reports of a population-control program nearly out of control. Dan Zeidler, an official with Milwaukee's Family Life Council, returned from a visit to the South American country Jan. 28. Zeidler has long monitored population-control and sterilization programs through his association with the Latin American Alliance for the Family. He told The Interim Jan. ... (Continue reading)

California proposal ominous

STAFFORD, Va. - The California legislature is considering a measure that marks a concession to the population control movement by encouraging only "wanted" pregnancies. The U.S. Pro-life group American Life League finds the concept "extremely disturbing," said president Judie Brown. She is calling on lawmakers yo reject the proposal. A California assembly committee was scheduled to hold hearings on SB 522 in late August. According to California Right to Life, the bill stresses ... (Continue reading)

Computer magnate provides funding for population control

The charitable foundation set up by multimillionaire software magnate Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda French Gates, has awarded more than $2 million to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to help develop programs to train professionals in emerging nations about population control. The school's new Family Planning Leadership Education Institute, based in the department of population dynamics, intends to offer training for health leaders in underdeveloped nations to try to hold down birthrates in those countries. Hopkins officials said the ... (Continue reading)

Humanity an obstacle to development

The Earth Summit II -- held at the United Nations in New York City from June 23 - 27 -- was viewed by environmentalists with a renewed hope and commitment to sustainable development, but after months of arduous negotiations, it was obvious that governments had paid lip service to past financial commitments and priorities for environmental protection. Nevertheless, ... (Continue reading)

Humanity an obstacle to development

The Earth Summit II -- held at the United Nations in New York City from June 23 - 27 -- was viewed by environmentalists with a renewed hope and commitment to sustainable development, but after months of arduous negotiations, it was obvious that governments had paid lip service to past financial commitments and priorities for environmental protection. Nevertheless, there was a concerted effort to proceed ... (Continue reading)

Notable Quotes

Low birth rates “My opinion is that the drop is due to many factors: a bad economy, relatively small numbers of women at peak childbearing age, delayed marriages and the socially accepted conundrum that children are damaging to the environment and to personal happiness.” Katherine Dowling from her article “Mothers and Other Strangers.” (L.A. Times, March 3, 1994) Handicapped are threatened “We feel our lives threatened…We realize we cost the community a lot…Many people think we are useless…We will find it extremely ... (Continue reading)

Population control group seeks home in Parliament

By Interim Staff Pro-life officials will monitor the establishment of a new association dedicated to raising population, family planning and reproductive choice issues among Canadian MPs and Senators. The Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) met in late April to invite membership and to discuss objectives. A similar organization of Parliamentarians was in force until 1993, but was disbanded with the calling of that year’s election. The group is led by pro-abortion Liberal MP Jean Augustine (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) and ... (Continue reading)

De-population concerns

NEW YORK- A net TV documentary disputes the claims of population control advocates to argue that the number of people around the world is decreasing at an alarming rate. “The Grandchild Gap with Ben Wattenberg” says that instead of facing overpopulation due to food shortages, a falling human birth rate may adversely affect all life on earth. Wattenberg cites many causes for de-population including abortion, birth control, more working women and the anxiety of raising children in an increasingly stressful world. The program ... (Continue reading)

You Were Asking

Apart from China, what other country has been brutal in imposing methods of population control? Are there any? J. B. Mississauga Yes. Almost 20 years ago (April, 1977), public outrage against India's forced-sterilization campaign caused the collapse of Indira's Gandhi's government. It is important to note that International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), in its own magazine People, admitted the "crude imposition" of sterilization, and blamed Mrs. Gandhi's son, Sanjay, both for the fall of the government and for the ... (Continue reading)

Population control evidence mounting

Gilles Grondin, president of the Campaign-Quebec Vie, delivered the message on Culture of Life and Culture of Death before to top level French pro-lifers at an Alliance of the Holy Family International meeting in Paris Radio Lourdes Pyrenees also interviewed Mr. Grondin in Lourdes and broadcast his message on the importance of protecting life at all stages. Other speakers at the pro-life meeting included Father Stephen Somerville, pastor of St. Ambrose Church in Etobicoke, Ontario, who spoke on the Gospel of Life ... (Continue reading)

At the forefront of population control

The influence of the International Planned Parenthood Federation makes it a subject of debate in a wide range of publications. The most recent issue of Catholic World Report (January, 1997) for example, features the say, The War on Population, Continued by noted economist and Professor Jacqueline Kasun. Kasun’s central argument is compelling, not only for its references to Planned Parenthood, but for reminding readers of the dangers posed by population control advocates. She argues that for ... (Continue reading)

Orphans bear brunt of population control

Interim staff The Chinese government is allowing young children to die in its state-run orphanages as a ruthless form of population control, says an authority on Asian demographics and family life. Steven Mosher, Director of Asian Affairs for Human Life International (HLI), made the accusation in late September during a media conference in Toronto. Mosher has studied the effects of China’s population control practices since 1979. Mosher said abuses in state-run orphanages are the result of the Chinese government’s official one-child per ... (Continue reading)

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