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UN Staff, EU Politicians, Abortion Groups Join Forces to Vilify U.S. Pro-life Stance

More than forty-five governments and high-ranking UN staff convened in Brussels this week to raise money and combat U.S. pro-life policies.

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Vatican Academy of Science Says Population Control is Not “Crucial” To Save Biodiversity

The Pontifical Academy for Science distanced itself from population control theories at the end of a controversial conference about biological extinction featuring renown population control advocates.

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Best Moments of the Year for Life and Family at the United Nations

It has been a remarkable year. As has been the case in recent years, we have many more positive stories to highlight than negative ones.

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Worst Moments of the Year for Life and Family at the United Nations

While there were many positive moments to highlight this year, the bad ones were particularly bad, in fact, far worse than in any recent years.

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Aging World is More Dangerous

China’s dangerous brinksmanship in the South Pacific is driven in part by its plummeting fertility and rapid aging.

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Aspiration and inspiration: good for goals, bad for measurements

There’s no doubt that the UN’s shiny new 2030 Agenda is ambitious: the total elimination of global poverty is only the first of its seventeen(!) goals. Political commitments like this…

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Dire Population Predictions Are Not Just For China

Low-fertility and graying populations are looming problems globally, not just in China. But few understand or even know it.

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Expert: China’s 2 Child Policy “Still Coercive”

In case you missed it during the busy holidays, there has emerged a disconnect between media reports about China’s family planning policy changes (i.e. that China “abandoned” or “dropped” its one child per…

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UNFPA Claims Concern About Decline in Donations

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is worried about a steep decrease in donations in the last two years, according to a UNFPA official speaking at a private meeting at UN headquarters this week.

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Fertility Decline Prolonging Global Economic Crisis, Experts Say

Experts struggle to understand why the global economy languishes years after the 2008 global economic crisis.

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Climate Summit Frustrates Population Control Groups

Population control advocates are miffed that the UN Climate Summit in Paris will not address fertility reduction.

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FDA Blasts, WHO Downplays, Risks of Depo-Provera Contraceptive

A week before a huge global family planning conference in Indonesia, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a short statement reiterating its position that injectable contraceptives are safe – for any duration – even for adolescents despite being linked to progressive bone density loss and other harmful side effects.

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The Pursuit of the Unwanted, part 6

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) A Solution in Search of a Problem By 1970, overpopulation alarmists were congratulating themselves for having fabricated an argument that…

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The Pursuit of the Unwanted, part 5

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) ‘A modest proposal’ for the twentieth century When Paul Ehrlich published “The Population Bomb” in 1968, it was an enormous bestseller, predicting…

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Pope visits the country with highest abortion rate in the world. And it’s not the US.

At evening prayer in Cuba last night Pope Francis lamented that “too often, when a disability is detected in an unborn child, the child is ‘sent back,’ and not given…

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UN Population Report Foresees Rapid Global Aging

The UN’s latest demographic numbers are out and show rapid global aging, and a sharp deceleration in population growth that could lead to stabilizing or even falling numbers before the century’s end.

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Population Controllers and the New UN Housing Conference

Negotiators met this week in Nairobi, Kenya to hammer out the draft of a document for a global agreement on housing and urban development – UN HABITAT III.

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The Totally Phony Notion of “Unmet Need” for Contraception

As the UN puts polishing touches on their ambitious global plan to curb poverty, attention shifts from the political to the technical: how to measure progress and ensure targets are clearly defined?

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U.S. Gives Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to International Abortion Groups

A government report shows two international abortion advocacy groups received $128 million from USAID, a federal agency that distributes foreign aid.

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UN Agency Lobbies for Fewer Kids as Countries Grow Old

Even while many countries are grappling with fertility decline, aging populations, and even loss of population, population control advocates intend to use an upcoming UN conference to make fertility reduction

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Is the World Ready for Aging?

UN population experts promoting low fertility were dumbfounded when asked what lies ahead for countries that will grow old before they have a chance to become rich.

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C-Fam’s Worst Moments for Life and Family 2014

Unlike its predecessor, 2104 was not a quiet year for life and family. We witnessed a number of new negative developments. The episodes below mostly involve rogue UN experts and officials.

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C-Fam’s Five Best Moments for Life and Family in 2014

It is not all bad news at the UN, no matter what you read in the Friday Fax each week! Here is C-Fam’s “Best List” from 2014.

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UNFPA: Children Have Right to Sex, Drugs, Abortion to Reduce Population

There are more young people in the world now than ever before. According to the United Nations Population Fund’s latest report, this represents

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C-FAM Exclusive: UNICEF Denies Sneaking Birth Control Into Tetanus Vaccines

In an exclusive interview with C-Fam’s Friday Fax, UNICEF denies allegations from the Catholic bishops of Kenya that a tetanus vaccine program

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