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The Population Dud

After years of successful population-control efforts, experts are realizing that their fears were groundless. And as fertility rates continue to drop, well below expected levels, new concerns are emerging.

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Population Control The Kenyan Perspective

I am a practicing gynecologist in Kenya and I would like to share with you facts about some of the patients I see daily: A mother brings a child to me with pneumonia, but I had not penicillin to give the child. What I have in the stores are cases of contraceptives. Malaria is epidemic in Kenya. Mothers die from this disease every day because there is no chloroquine, when instead we have huge stockpiles of contraceptives. These mothers come to me and I am helpless.

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U.N. report on world population suggests disaster is near

Whatever problems the world faces and environmental concerns are indeed legitimate reproductive rights are not the solution. The U.N. Population Fund would do a lot better to fight for economic justice and balanced development. Adequate income for families and access to decent education and jobs are what people most need.

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What African Women Want (not Reproductive Health Care)

PRI recently completed its first-ever survey of the health care needs of the African people. Carried out in the West African country of Ghana, the survey results indicate zero demand for "reproductive health care." There are huge, unmet needs for many kinds of primary health care in Africa, but the claim of the population control lobby that there is an "huge unmet need" for contraception, sterilization, and abortion is demonstrably false.

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The Population Implosion

Be careful what you wish for. After decades of struggling to contain the global population explosion that emerged from the healthcare revolution of the 20th century, the world confronts an unfamiliar crisis: rapidly decreasing birthrates and declining life spans that might set back the progress of human development.

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The Population Bomb That Fizzled

If the predictions in Paul Ehrlich's 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, had been near the mark, Americans would be eating their dogs and children by now and yearning for a condominium - a little elbow room - on the moon.

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Margaret Sanger's Century

The eugenics circle held that some races and individual members of the human species were genetically superior to others These superior members should be encouraged to reproduce, while the births of inferior members such as the poor or minorities were to be regulated.

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The bomb that fizzled

By having relatively few children, people today are eroding the population base that should pay for their pensions in their old age.

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Too Many People?

The worldwide movement promoting population control commands many billions of dollars in resources, yet its power ultimately depends, especially in countries like the United States, on public ignorance of the facts.

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