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  • Pro-Abortion Population Controllers are Targeting Tanzania and Uganda

    12/29/2014 6:10:58 PM PST · by Morgana
    life news ^ | 12/29/14 | Stephen Phelan
    Only an hour ago we had been lamenting yet another incredibly bad road. Here in the Ugandan outback, it is as pointless to complain about the roads as it is to complain about politicians in America, but railing against the unchangeable can lighten the mood. But on the way out of a small village in the Bukedea region of Uganda, we didn’t feel the bumps. That was when our team’s defenses failed, and when the gravity of the assault on women—perpetrated by the champions of “women’s health” and “empowerment”—really hit home. It may have been just me, but my guess...
  • How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And…..

    11/17/2014 5:33:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | November 17, 2014 | MICHAEL ZENNIE
    How A Baby Boom of Hispanic, Asian and Black Children Is Going To Reshape The Country And Make Whites A Minority By 2050 White birth rates are falling while immigrants and other minorities are having more children. The population surge comes from immigrants having children in the US - not directly from immigration. Minorities are also moving to the suburbs at faster rates, ensuring they are getting more diverse. The population of mixed race Americans will grow dramatically in the next 50 years - nearly tripling By MICHAEL ZENNIE 17 November A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black...
  • Researchers: Family planning magazine once advocated pedophilia

    10/09/2013 10:02:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    United Press International ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM
    Pro Familia, Germany’s leading family planning group, published articles years ago that appeared to advocate for pedophilia, university researchers say. The findings by researchers at Gottingen University were published Wednesday by the newspaper Tagesspiegel, The reported. An institute at the university has been involved since May in finding past statements by politicians and others that seem to make light of sexual relations between children and adults. …
  • Melinda Gates Obfuscates on ‘Family Planning’

    07/12/2012 2:32:24 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 12, 2012 | JP
    “Where’s the Controversy in Saving Lives?” asks Melinda Gates, in a blog post defending her $560 million campaign to spread “family planning,” in all its forms, throughout the Third World. She invited visitors to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website to “watch this video and let me know what you think.” So I watched her video and this is what I think: Mrs. Gates has deliberately ignored the link between “family planning” and sexual promiscuity and abortion. She says the aim of her campaign is “simply giving a woman the opportunity to decide when to become a mother.” She...
  • China’s War on Baby Girls (Forced abortions for mothers with “illegal” pregnancies)

    05/02/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2012 | Jing Zhang
    The blind Chinese human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest on April 22 and may be under the protection of the U.S. Embassy, was initially detained for exposing the massive abuse of Chinese women under China’s one-child policy. His documentation of forced sterilizations and abortions landed him in jail for four years, followed by a year and a half of house arrest. His daring escape has now triggered renewed attacks on organizations engaged in helping Chinese women keep and feed their infants. Since April 28, the Family Planning Commission of Susong County in China’s Anhui province has been...
  • Declining Birthrates, Expanded Bureaucracy: Is U.S. Going European?

    09/16/2011 12:51:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/16/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    To President Barack Obama and many other Democrats, Europe continues to exercise something of a fatal attraction. The “European dream” embraced by these politicians — as well as by many pundits, academics and policy analysts — usually consists of an America governed by an expanded bureaucracy, connected by high-speed trains and following a tough green energy policy. One hopes that the current crisis gripping the E.U. will give even the most devoted Europhiles pause about the wisdom of such mimicry. Yet the deadliest European disease the U.S. must avoid is that of persistent demographic decline. The gravity of Europe’s demographic...
  • Africa Needs Population Growth, Not Birth Control

    05/27/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05/25/2011 | Chinwuba Iyizoba
    The United Nations recently published its two-yearly update of world population projections. These suggest that Nigeria could rise to 725 million people by 2100. Western media are shrilly calling for Nigeria to put a check on her population growth. No way, sorry. We Nigerians are rejoicing. Africans love children. First for financial security. In the past children helped in the farms and the more of them the better. Today, with little or no social security, children are needed to support their parents in old age. Their contributions constitute an informal pension scheme. And having more children means a better pension....
  • Montana lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood, family planning funding

    03/19/2011 7:17:52 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Montana lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood, family planning funding by Peter Smith Fri Mar 18 4:45 PM EST HELENA, Montana, March 18, 2011 ( – Lawmakers in the Montana House of Representatives have moved to cut family planning money entirely from the state budget, denying local Planned Parenthood clinics a sizable chunk of state and federal funds. The Missoulian reports that the GOP-run Montana House voted 53-47 last Friday to stop receiving $4.7 million per year in federal Title X family planning funds for the next two years. The cut would be added to another $1 million in state family-planning...
  • HLI Denounces Eugenicist Professor's Call to Sterilize the 'Unfit'

    09/04/2010 12:36:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/10 | LifeSiteNews
    FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, September 2, 2010 ( -  Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula, Interim President of Human Life International (HLI), yesterday denounced comments made recently by British Professor David Marsland in which Marsland called for certain "unfit" members of society to be forcibly sterilized. "Professor Marsland's comments only go to show that no evil is ever fully buried in the past," said Monsignor Barreiro. "Every time we think we've seen the last of the Sangerian calls to forcibly sterilize and otherwise do away with the disabled, we are aghast at their return." Monsignor Barreiro was referring to Margaret Sanger, founder of...
  • Reports Reveal $3M in Federal Funds Misappropriated by NJ Family Planning, Planned Parenthood

    08/17/2010 8:26:47 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 1+ views -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | August 17, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Tuesday August 17, 2010 Reports Reveal $3M in Federal Funds Misappropriated by New Jersey Family Planning, Planned Parenthood By Kathleen GilbertTRENTON, New Jersey, August 17, 2010 ( - Audits by the United States Inspector General have uncovered that family planning clinics, including Planned Parenthood, have improperly taken Medicaid reimbursement for family planning services.The audits were released by New Jersey Right to Life as pro-abortion state lawmakers lobby not only to restore $7.5 million in state family planning funds, but to acquire a federal waiver that would permanently secure the 90% Medicaid reimbursement rate for family planning clinics. Pro-life Governor...
  • More mothers dying while Congress sits on RH bill (Filipino mothers)

    07/08/2009 5:26:45 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 8 replies · 493+ views
    ABS-CBN News ^ | June 18,2009 | LILITA BALANE
    The average number of Filipino women who die yearly due to childbirth and pregnancy complications has doubled in the last four years, but this doesn’t seem to alarm lawmakers who continue to oppose the reproductive health bill, according to health and women’s groups. A study by the international reproductive health research group Guttmacher Institute presented Tuesday showed that 3,500 pregnancy-related deaths were recorded in the Philippines in 2008.... Dr. Junice Melgar, executive director of women’s health organization Likhaan, said pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented if pregnant women, especially those who are from the poorest families and living in the rural...
  • U.N. Population Agency Receives $50 Million In Taxpayer Money

    07/03/2009 6:25:49 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 1 replies · 239+ views
    CNSNews.Com ^ | July 3, 2009 | Christopher Neefus
    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) received $50 million from the United States government this year, despite its involvement in China, where the government's population program, according to the U.S. State Department, includes a "coercive birth limitation policy" that in some cases results "in forced abortion or forced sterilization."
  • Obama Administration Calls for Universal Access to Abortion at U.N. Meeting

    07/03/2009 5:52:38 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 76 replies · 2,584+ views
    NewsMax,Com ^ | June 3, 2009 | Samantha Singson
    At United Nations headquarters this week, the Obama administration continued its push for ever increasing access to legal abortion around the world. The Obama team has introduced language that has thrown a high level negotiation into a roil. The US proposal calls for “universal access” to “sexual and reproductive health services including universal access to family planning.” The document under consideration will culminate in the 2009 Annual Ministerial Review, which convenes next week in Geneva.
  • Report Falsely Claims Family Planning Programs Reduce Abortions

    02/24/2009 9:17:20 AM PST · by julieee · 2 replies · 216+ views ^ | February 24, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- A new report from a pro-abortion group claims that family planning programs reduce the number of abortions. However, direct evidence from places where birth control and the morning after pill have been aggressively promoted show abortions increasing even with wider use.
  • Vasectomy for Gun Licence Deal Sours

    02/18/2009 5:18:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 702+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | February 18, 2009 | P. Naveen
    Vasectomy has always been an unpopular operation in the dacoit-infested Chambal district of Madhya Pradesh, but it enjoyed a brief surge in popularity last year. More than 250 men put their private parts under the surgeon’s knife through 2008; this, in a place where the male sterilisation figure had never reached double figures in the past 20 years. They had an incentive: the government, in the form of Shivpuri District Collector Manish Shrivastava, had promised them an arms licence each if they underwent the operation. They did so in family planning camps where forms for gun licences were made available....
  • NFP — It Ain’t Your Momma’s Rhythm

    01/26/2009 6:02:04 PM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies · 514+ views ^ | August 18th, 2008 | Mary Ellen Barrett
    NFP — It Ain’t Your Momma’s Rhythm August 18th, 2008 by Mary Ellen Barrett “Are they all yours?”I get asked that question at least twice a week these days.  It doesn’t bother me very much since I realize that having seven children makes me a bit unique by societal norms. I can’t imagine why anyone would think I would willingly take other people’s children with me to Costco or the dentist (I wouldn’t) but it’s one of those questions that pop out of people’s mouths when they see me and my tribe out and about trying to accomplish those everyday...
  • Forced abortions - America's secret epidemic (Homicide Leading Killer of Pregnant Women)

    01/11/2009 7:35:04 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies · 1,403+ views
    One News Now ^ | 1/11/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The Elliot Institute has released a report that exposes America's forced abortion epidemic. Elliot Institute spokesperson Amy Solby tells OneNewsNow that one study found 64 percent of women who had abortions reported they felt pressured to abort by others. "Something like 80 percent of them said that they didn't get the counseling they needed to make a good decision, that often they were not given counseling at all, or that the counseling they had was inadequate," she explains.
  • To make a baby you need to eat 18 broccolis

    09/24/2008 10:48:34 AM PDT · by HaplessToad · 14 replies · 687+ views
    The Times ^ | September 23, 2008
    That's one six-year-old's take on the facts of life. ... Frederica, 6: They come from Mummy's tummy. They start like an egg. I'm not sure how the egg gets there to begin with. I think it comes from food. You eat lots of food, very healthy food, and that makes the egg. But you do have to eat very healthy food, even like 18 broccolis a week...
  • From Meddling to Preaching: Three Ways to Expose the Partly Natural Family (OPEN)

    07/07/2008 7:50:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 44+ views
    When a pastor says something in a sermon that you do not like, goes the old joke, he has “gone from preaching to meddling.” He has stopped telling pleasant and comforting stories (or enjoyably convicting stories about the sins you don’t commit) and started interfering with your life. Many traditional Christians and cultural conservatives love what the family scholar Allan Carlson has called “the Natural Family” as a theory, because Americans love anything “natural.” It seems more direct, more genuine, more authentic, untainted by commerce and calculation. And it has its political uses: They love to appeal to Nature to...
  • Washington Post Faults Catholic Church Teaching for Filipino Poverty

    04/21/2008 11:49:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 113 replies · 131+ views ^ | 4/21/2008 | Matthew Balan
    The day after Pope Benedict XVI departed the U.S..., Blaine Harden of the Washington Post lamented the Catholic Church’s influence in the Philippines, specifically, the government of Philippines "acceding to Catholic doctrine" by "supporting only what it calls ‘natural’ family planning," rejecting "modern contraception" as part of family planning." Throughout his article, titled "Birthrates Help Keep Filipinos in Poverty," Harden painted a bleak picture of "the fastest-growing segment of the Philippine population," which is "very poor people with large families," and sought to blame their poverty and backwardness on their following Catholic teaching, brushing aside corruption and other factors that...
  • Why a new president may slow population growth

    01/14/2008 2:24:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies · 72+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 14, 2008 | David R. Francis
    If a Democratic president enters the White House about a year from now, some experts in family planning anticipate a boon for mankind: a greater effort by the United States government to restrain world population growth. As it is, when a baby born today enters kindergarten, the number of people in the world will have grown by more than 300 million. That's on top of the 6.7 billion individuals alive today. That four-year population-growth projection is comparable to the 303 million people now living in the US – the third most populous nation in the world after China and India....
  • The push is on

    09/30/2007 9:15:02 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 119+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 28, 2007
    The push is on Planned Parenthood mounts campaign to pressure Gov. Schwarzenegger into signing bill that would provide millions more in state funding for family planning Planned Parenthood affiliates across California have geared up their PR machines once again, this time in an effort to persuade Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a bill that could result in the state spending another $3.2 million a year on “family planning services.” Planned Parenthood, whose California affiliates typically end each fiscal year with budget surpluses in the millions, want the governor to sign SB-94, sponsored by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. The...
  • "Pro-Life" Casey Votes Twice to Enable US Funding for Abortion Overseas

    09/15/2007 8:27:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 12 replies · 664+ views ^ | September 14, 2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    "Pro-Life" Casey Votes Twice to Enable US Funding for Abortion Overseas By Meg Jalsevac WASHINGTON, DC, September 14, 2007, ( - Last week Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (Democrat-Pennsylvania) actively contradicted his largely pro-life campaign promises by voting to approve a funding appropriations bill that would provide US funding to foreign organizations that promote and provide abortions.       The funding bill (HR 2764) would effectively overturn the Mexico City Policy, a foreign aid policy which expressly prohibits the funding of overseas agencies involved in abortion.  The policy was first adopted by President Ronald Reagan and continued in the presidency of Bush, Sr. ...
  • Chinese Parents Take Family Planning Officials to Court Over Forced Abortion

    08/29/2007 7:12:51 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Steven Ertelt ^ | August 29, 2007 |
    by Steven EditorAugust 29, 2007Beijing, China ( -- A Chinese couple had filed a lawsuit against family planning officials over a forced abortion that has left the couple unable to have children. The suit hasn't been successful so far and it points to the problems associated with the population control policies in China that allow families just one child.Yang Zhongchen, a small-town businessman, hoped he could buy off family planning officials to allow him and his wife to have a baby.But one night just weeks before she was scheduled to give birth, authorities took Yang's wife Jin Yani from...
  • Poland Abortion Group Says Women Head to Other Nations for Abortions

    08/28/2007 2:17:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 465+ views
    LifeNews ^ | August 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Poland Abortion Group Says Women Head to Other Nations for Abortions by Steven Ertelt Editor August 28, 2007 Warsaw, Poland ( -- In an effort to promote abortions in this pro-life nation, pro-abortion advocates in Poland are trying to make the case that abortion should be legalized because so many women travel to other European nations for them. The Polish Federation for Woman and Family Planning claims several thousand Poles head abroad every year. Wanda Nowicka, the head of the pro-abortion organization, says “Women from Warsaw most often choose either Britain or the Netherlands." The British Pregnancy Advisory Service,...
  • Julio Severo Interview - Part 1

    08/28/2007 7:10:46 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 149+ views ^ | August 28, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Julio Severo Interview - Part 1 Severo tells how he became involved in pro-life and how Brazil has been changed since the late 1980s By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman See introductory story at SAO PAULO, August 28, 2007 ( How long have you been involved in pro-life and pro-family work?  How did you get started? Julio Severo: My first contact with the pro-life message was through publications from Last Days Ministries, in 1986. Through them I learned about Americans Against Abortion (a branch of Last Days Ministries). Before, I supported abortion in cases of rape and risk of life. Later,...
  • Chinese Courts Hear Unprecedented "Family Planning" Lawsuit

    08/01/2007 7:03:25 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 132+ views ^ | July 31, 2007 | Peter J. Smith
    Chinese Courts Hear Unprecedented "Family Planning" Lawsuit By Peter J. Smith BEIJING, July 31, 2007 ( - For the first time China's judicial system has accepted a "family planning" lawsuit from a woman who says that her forced abortion seven years ago has rendered her unable to bear children. Caijing Magazine reports that a Chinese appeals court has agreed to hear the case of Jin Yani and her husband Yang Zhongchen. The couple is suing a local department of China's State Population and Family Planning Commission, which forced Jin to undergo a brutal partial-birth abortion when she was 9 months...
  • US Mexico City Policy Under Fire in Congress

    07/25/2007 5:15:43 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 290+ views ^ | July 24, 2007 | Colin Mason of the Population Research Institute
    US Mexico City Policy Under Fire in Congress New assault on policy prohibiting federal funds going to abortion-providing organizations is deceptive Editorial by Colin Mason of the Population Research Institute The Mexico City Policy is under fire in Congress . . . again. Last month, the House of Representatives, at the instigation of Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) voted 223-201 to pass a bill seeking to gut the Mexico City Policy. This Reagan-era policy prohibits American tax dollars from going to abortion-performing organizations in other countries. Pro-abortion organizations, which have lost hundreds of millions of dollars on account of this restriction,...
  • Nelson Mandela's Group of Global Elders a Who's Who of Pro-Abortion, Pro-Population Control Movement

    07/23/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/23/07 | John Jalsevac
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2007 ( - World famous opponent of South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, celebrated his 89th birthday last Wednesday by announcing the formation of a Global council of elders, known simply as "The Elders."So far The Elders includes Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Muhammad Yunus, Ela Bhatt, Graca Machel, and, of course, Nelson Mandela.  The group of high-profile international leaders is intended to be an independent body of "wise" men and women that will use their combined experience to solve any of the host of problems currently...
  • Chinese villagers riot over 'one-child' policy (gov't collects retroactive fines)

    05/22/2007 6:07:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 723+ views
    Guardian ^ | May 21, 2007 | Jonathan Watts
    Thousands of villagers in south-west China have attacked family planning officials, overturned cars and set fire to government buildings in a riot sparked by the state's "one-child" policy. Riot police have been dispatched to at least four townships in the Guanxi autonomous region after a weekend of disturbances that led to multiple injuries and unconfirmed reports of two fatalities, witnesses and Hong Kong media reported today. The unrest comes in the wake of a new crackdown by the Bobai county government against families that break birth control regulations. Financial penalties have increased and parents who fail to pay are being...
  • China May Lower Fines for Poor Who Violate One-Child-Only Policy

    01/24/2007 2:14:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies · 237+ views
    Washington Post | January 24, 2007 | Maureen Fan - Foreign Service
    BEIJING, Jan. 23 -- Fines imposed on Chinese who violate the country's one-child-only policy may be reduced for the poor, a top family planning official said Tuesday, as authorities stressed a broader approach to population management. The announcement came a day after state media reported that many Chinese believe it is unfair that the wealthy can "buy" a second child by simply paying fines for breaking the one-child-only rule for most urban couples. "Rich people and poor people, they are all equal before the law," Zhang Weiqing, the head of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, told reporters in...
  • A Full Quiver A Growing Movement for Growing Families for God

    01/04/2007 12:20:49 AM PST · by bd476 · 20 replies · 1,174+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 3, 2007 | By TED GERSTEIN and JOHN BERMAN
    A Full Quiver A Growing Movement for Growing Families for God By TED GERSTEIN and JOHN BERMAN January 3, 2007 - In the Carpenter family's nicely decorated living room outside Nashville, Tenn., the "Nightline" team stared at a couch that couldn't possibly fit another human being. The eight kids squished together began shouting out their names, "PEYTON! COLE! OWEN!" The eight Carpenter children at home. Their parents are followers of the "Quiverfull Movement," which opposes birth control and family planning. (ABCNews) Ken and Devon Carpenter are the parents of eight kids, aged 1 to 15. It might sound like...
  • UK scientists invent male 'pill' that can be taken hours before sex

    11/27/2006 12:10:43 AM PST · by newzjunkey · 16 replies · 1,082+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 26, 2006 | FIONA MacRAE
    British scientists have developed a revolutionary pill that men could take as a one-off contraceptive just before a date. The tablet would prevent a man from being able to impregnate a woman, but within a few hours his fertility would return to normal. This would make it much more acceptable to men than other 'male pills' under development, which alter hormone levels and have to be taken over the long term. It is also more likely to be trusted by women as they are not relying on their man having to remember to take his pill every day for it...
  • Pro-Life Doctor Appointed To Supervise Us Family-Planning Programs

    11/17/2006 5:01:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 1,136+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/17/06 |
    WASHINGTON, November 17, 2006 ( - President George W. Bush has appointed a physician with close ties to the pro-life movement to supervise federal family-planning programs. The President has named Dr. Eric Keroack to be the assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. In that post he will supervise the disbursement of $283 million in annual federal grants to family-planning programs. Keroack, a Massachusetts gynecologist, has been a pioneer in the use of ultrasound technology in crisis-pregnancy centers. He has developed a national reputation in the pro-life movement for his work in persuading women not to have...
  • For healthiest babies, it's all in the timing

    04/20/2006 3:59:52 PM PDT · by twippo · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 19, 2006 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO - Women can maximize their chances of having healthy babies by spacing their pregnancies at least 18 months but no more than five years apart, researchers say. The researchers reached that conclusion after an analysis of 67 international studies involving more than 11 million pregnancies. The analysis found that spacing babies too close together or too far apart raises the risk of such complications as premature births and low birth weight. The findings suggest that millions of infant deaths could be avoided worldwide with better family planning, said one of the authors, Dr. Agustin Conde-Agudelo of Santa Fe de...
  • The Population Shortage

    04/05/2006 11:00:37 PM PDT · by dervish · 56 replies · 1,063+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 4/4/06
    The more acrimonious the immigration debate grows, the more we wish that President Bush would talk about America's population shortage. We're all for enforcing the law, but let's skip for a moment the question of whether people got here legally or illegally or are native born. The broader point that needs to be made is that people are good - life is good - for America and for any nation. This point is understood at almost every level by our religious leaders. It has been pressed with particular clarity, though by no means exclusively, by the members of the Council...
  • To Market a City Condom, Make It Catchy but Tasteful (NYC)

    02/17/2006 1:24:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 567+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 15, 2006 | ANDY NEWMAN
    It is probably safe to say that the marketing challenges posed by what may be the world's first municipal condom are a bit daunting. But they are challenges that may soon have to be met. The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced plans on Monday to release an official city condom "with unique packaging" in the coming months, the idea being both to promote safe sex and to allow the department to track more easily who uses the million condoms it gives away each month. The specifics of the unique packaging have not yet been worked out. But...
  • Computer Program Tracks Woman's Cycle - NFP

    02/09/2006 1:26:04 PM PST · by klossg · 56 replies · 1,089+ views
    Arlington Catholic Herald ^ | 2/9/06 | Angela E. Pometto
    Say goodbye to diaries — those small books with breakable locks that little brothers could easily get their hands on. Today’s women have computer programs that help them track their most cherished secrets. Women practicing Natural Family Planning (NFP) can throw away their paper charts and store that information in their palm pilot. And there is no worry about this sensitive information falling into the wrong hands — with the click of a button, the intimate details of a woman’s life can be protected by a password. Woman Calendar, a program by BEIKS LLC, is a simple program that any...
  • On Moral Grounds, Some Judges Are Opting Out of Abortion Cases

    09/03/2005 6:03:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 908+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 4, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    MEMPHIS - A pregnant teenager went to the grand and imposing county courthouse here early in the summer, saying she wanted an abortion. The circuit court judge refused to hear the case, and he announced that he would recuse himself from any others like it. "Taking the life of an innocent human being is contrary to the moral order," the judge, John R. McCarroll of Shelby County Circuit Court, wrote in June. "I could not in good conscience make a finding that would allow the minor to proceed with the abortion."The teenager was in court because Tennessee, like 18 other...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Ten Most Harmful Government Programs

    07/29/2005 9:27:09 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 28 replies · 1,664+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 29, 2005 | Human Events
    A panel of 36 distinguished public policy experts and scholars—ranging from Nobel laureate Milton Friedman to Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey—has selected the Internal Revenue Code as the No. 1 item on this year’s Human Events list of the Ten Most Harmful Government Programs. The programs elected by our judges don’t just cost money, they also attack our values and corrode the spirit of liberty that makes America the greatest nation. As in previous years, we initially asked our judges to nominate programs for the list. The judges were then sent ballots listing...
  • Pharmacies Balk on After-Sex Pill and Widen Fight in Many States

    04/18/2005 9:38:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,979+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2005 | MONICA DAVEY and PAM BELLUCK
    CHICAGO, April 18 - As a fourth-generation pharmacist whose drugstore still sits on the courthouse square of his conservative small town downstate, State Senator Frank Watson knew exactly what side to take when Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich ordered pharmacies to fill prescriptions for women wanting the new "morning after" pill, even if it meant putting aside their employees' personal views. "The governor is trying to make a decision that must be left to the pharmacy," said Senator Watson, whose family business, Watson's Drug Store in Greenville, Ill., does not stock the pill. "It's an infringement on a business decision and...
  • (WA) House budget: $300,000 for illegal alien family planning

    04/07/2005 10:56:40 AM PDT · by truth49 · 26 replies · 518+ views
    This is crazy. Does Washington state have no shame? Sec. 222 (13) of the House's budget provides $300,000 for family planning services to individuals who don't qualify for Medicaid; aka ILLEGAL ALIENS. When the House did this in 2004, the Evergreen Freedom Foundation confirmed then that: "A staffer from House Appropriations confirmed that this money could be given to Planned Parenthood to provide the services. The Senate Ways and Means confirmed that the group described as qualifying is essentially exclusively illegal aliens. A call from a Senate staffer indicated that the House D's put this proviso in the budget in...
  • United Nations Urges More Abortion

    01/20/2005 5:22:05 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 16 replies · 450+ views
    The New American ^ | January 24, 2005 | Unknown
    The Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged Poland to "liberalize its legislation and practice on abortion" in its periodic review of compliance with the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The UN committee based its recommendations on the work of radical feminist and pro-abortion groups led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Polish Federation on Women and Family Planning. Yet the ICCPR not only doesn't mention abortion, it states: "Every human being has the inherent right to life." The New York-based Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute quoted Poland's Ewa Kowalewski, an opponent...
  • PHILIPPINES Economists attack Catholic Church on birth planning

    12/01/2004 10:15:22 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 2,337+ views
    Asia News ^ | December 1, 2004 | Sonny Evangelista
    They call for “modern” methods and promote birth control; the Catholic Church is rejecting this latest pressure to introduce the “two-child policy” and laws “which promote abortion”. Mgr Cruz: the increase in poverty is caused by bad governance. Manila (AsiaNews) – The Catholic Church must adopt a more tolerant and humane approach to a state-backed population policy. This issue interests especially large, poor families who make up the majority in the Philippines. This appeal to the church about birth control was made by 17 university economics professors in the Philippines.In a paper entitled “Population and poverty: the real score”, the...
  • Congress Earmarks $34 Million for UNFPA; Bush Expected to Block Again

    11/26/2004 6:21:41 AM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 830+ views
    Life Site ^ | November 25, 2004
    WASHINGTON, November 25, 2004 ( - Congress allocated its perfunctory annual $34 million contribution to the United Nations Family Planning Fund (UNFPA) -- President Bush is expected, however, to countermand the contribution, as he has done for the previous four years. US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, corroborated evidence unearthed by the Population Research Institute, that the UNFPA actively participated in China's implementation of its one-child policy, including coerced abortion. The UNFPA's involvement in coerced abortion makes any US contribution to their work illegal, based on the Kemp-Kasten law, which prohibits contributions to any agency that "supports or participates in...
  • U.S. Health Plans Include One With Catholic Tenets

    09/25/2004 11:10:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 452+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 25, 2004 | MILT FREUDENHEIM
    The Bush administration has broken new ground in its "faith-based" initiative, this time by offering federal employees a Catholic health plan that specifically excludes payment for contraceptives, abortion, sterilization and artificial insemination. The new plan, announced last week, combines two White House priorities. It is part of a $1 billion project seeking to involve religious organizations in all types of federal social programs. At the same time, the plan is a new form of coverage - a health savings account combined with high-deductible coverage - that is being promoted as a centerpiece of President Bush's health care policy. The plan,...
  • 90 Million Missing Females, and a $45 Trillion Gap: The Fruits of Misguided Family Planning

    07/24/2004 9:01:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies · 1,382+ views ^ | 07-24-04 | Various
    Code: ZE04072401 Date: 2004-07-24 90 Million Missing Females, and a $45 Trillion Gap The Fruits of Misguided Family Planning NEW YORK, JULY 24, 2004 ( While the United Nations and family planning groups continue in their efforts to lower birthrates, several recent books have drawn attention to the severe economic and social problems linked to having too few children. One book, "Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population," takes a look at the consequences of an overabundance of young adult males, called "bare branches" in Chinese. Valerie Hudson and Andrea den Boer observe that China and...
  • What's at stake for women (print version title)

    04/25/2004 9:36:14 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies · 138+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/25/04 | Phil Loubere
    Like Congress and the rest of the American people, women have been focused on the Bush administration's war on terrorism. Meanwhile, another war is being fought below the radar: the president's war on women's rights.
  • Amnesty International's Week for Student Action

    04/09/2004 6:19:59 PM PDT · by It's me · 7 replies · 282+ views
    The Troubadour | April 9, 2004 | Sara Connolly
    Recently many eager students took time out of their day to "take action" against various evils in the world, specifically violence against women, by writing letters organized through a campaign by Amnesty International as part of their National Week of Student Action. This is a noble cause, one might think; the event, at my school, was advertised with such slogans as Pope Paul VI's quote, "If you want peace, work for justice." But Amnesty International deserves a closer look. As with every activist group, Amnesty International has a clear agenda underlying every action, and they have a stake in every...
  • Forced Abortions or Food?

    12/08/2003 2:16:33 AM PST · by The_Eaglet · 2 replies · 145+ views
    The Harvard Salient ^ | November 20, 2003 | Adam D. Hilkemann
    The Harvard Salient November 20, 2003 Forced Abortions or Food? UNICEF is hardly something to trick-or-treat for By Adam D. Hilkemann, Staff Writer       Halloween. Candy, costumes, carnivals—it’s a wonderful time of year. But Halloween also has its dark side. Witches, ghosts, blood, and UNICEF are also just as much a part of Halloween. Yes, UNICEF.       Almost everyone knows the cute, orange boxes young supermen, gorillas, ghosts, and cartoon characters carry around collecting money for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). This year even some religious groups on Harvard’s campus were duped into fundraising for them. But what they didn’t...