China welcomed 17.86 million new children in 2016, an annual increase of 7.9 percent, with new births mostly in the first half of the year

Hayward: China Reverses Population Control Stance, Urges Citizens to Be Fruitful and Multiply

China’s shifting position on population control was signaled this week by a new postage stamp showing a happy family of pigs with three piglets – a strong signal to a populace long forced to have only one child per family and then grudgingly permitted to have two. The message was then transmitted even more clearly by a full-page article in a state-run newspaper mourning “the impact of low birth rates on the economy” and urging citizens to do something about it.

In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, a doctor examines a pregnant woman at the district women's hospital, in Allahabad, in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. India’s government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even …

Study: India Performs 15.6 Million Abortions per Year

A new study finds that about 15.6 million abortions were performed in India in 2015, making the abortion rate in that country 47 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 49.

Japanese Male Politicians Don Pregnancy Fat Suits in Feminist Statement

Japanese Male Politicians Don Pregnancy Fat Suits in Feminist Statement

Three Japanese governors have agreed to appear in a video depicting their lives as they carry an extra 16 pounds on their stomachs, simulating a pregnancy belly and an amply developed bosom, in a video intended to encourage men to do their fair share of household chores.

Pope Francis leads the Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Square on March 20, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis on Sunday presided at the Procession and Mass for Palm Sunday, as the Church enters into the celebration of Holy Week.

Pope Francis and Christian Leaders Warn of Global Under-Population

In the face of falling birthrates in much of the developed world, Pope Francis and Christian leader James Dobson have sounded the alarm of global under-population, calling on families to reevaluate the gift of children and larger families. In his

Pro-democracy protesters take turns to speak as they stand behind a huge banner in Hong Kong on May 31, 2015, before a rally to commemorate the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, prior to the incident's 26th anniversary on June 4.

Report: China Had Worst Year Ever for Human Rights Abuses in 2015

Human rights and rule of law conditions in China have been on a “downward trend” since Xi Jinping took power as Chinese Communist Party General Secretary in 2012, resulting in 2015 being the worst year on record for human rights

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Ted Cruz Slams China’s Population Control Policy

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted China’s human rights record and asked for unanimous consent to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” after the Nobel Peace Prize winner imprisoned on charges of inciting state subversion.

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Abortion Advocates Pay Homage to Vatican Bishop Sanchez Sorondo

Two of the most notorious advocates of population control and unrestricted abortion —Ted Turner and Timothy E. Wirth—are chairing a UN-sponsored event in honor of Argentinian Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, who chairs a critical advisory panel in the Vatican.

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‘Hikikomori’: Japan Faces Epidemic of Young Men Never Leaving Their Rooms

Japanese health officials are attempting to deal with a growing problem—a million young adults, mostly men, have locked themselves in their bedrooms and are refusing to come out. This condition, called “hikikomori” by Japanese health professionals, is deeply troubling Japanese leaders.

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Is Climate Change Hysteria the New ‘Population Bomb’?

By juxtaposing the thoroughly discredited population explosion theories of the 1970s with the (equally panicky) global warming predictions of our day, the article cannot help but make readers wonder whether a certain measure of caution is due before significantly altering human behavior to accommodate these forecasts.

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President of Vatican Academy Attacks Climate Change Skeptic

In a rare display of diplomatic indecorum, Margaret Archer, the president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has lashed out at the author of a recent essay, accusing him of hate speech and moral depravity for questioning the Academy’s position on climate change.

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Activists Capitalize on Boko Haram Sexual Violence to Push Abortion

As the Nigerian army rescues more and more women from captivity from the Islamic jihadist group Boko Haram, abortion-rights groups have swooped in, seeking to instrumentalize the crisis to advance their agenda of abortion and population control.

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Iran Considers Vasectomy, Birth Control Ban; Amnesty Lashes Out

Iran’s new family planning laws enraged the international community and human rights organizations. The regime has proposed a ban on vasectomies and cutting access to contraception and abortion in an attempt to grow the population.