population control

Philippine youth say YUP! to development, NOPE to population control

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Philippines, population control, youth
Nine young members of the Philippines Legislature have formed a new offensive against the highly controversial Reproductive Health Bill that is still being debated in the national Congress.

Dick Smith and Australia’s “Population Explosion”

Marcus Roberts | 04 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, population control
A few days ago Australian millionaire and former Australian of the Year Dick Smith was quoted in the Australian media as calling for a “China-like quota on the number of kids” that Australians should have.

Filipinos debate population control

Marcus Roberts | 30 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Philippines, population control
Earlier this year “The Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development Act of 2011” unanimously passed the House Committee on Population and Family Relations in the Philippines. This means that this controversial Bill is a step closer towards becoming law. Why is it controversial?

Philippines population bill speaks with forked tongue

Anna Halpine | 03 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Philippines, population control, reproductive health
Who really believes women’s reproductive health is the main concern in House Bill 96?

The Girl Effect: making boys invisible

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: girls, population control, poverty
“Hey there! It’s us again. We have a situation on our hands, and the clock is ticking.” So begins a terrific little video from a campaign called The Girl Effect. Technically it’s a hit; but the message -- that’s something else.

Population and philanthropy

Vincenzina Santoro | 14 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Gates Foundation, population control, United Nations
The 2010 United Nations Population Award goes to Bill and Melinda Gates.

Bangladesh endorses one-child policy

Michael Cook | 05 January 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Bangladesh, one-child policy, population control
Bangladesh is going to introduce a voluntary "one couple, one child" population planning policy by 2015 to curb its growing population.

What the Dickens are population controllers up to?

Michael Cook | 24 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, miserabilists, population control
The flint-hearted, prune-faced, carbon-obsessed bean-counters who want fewer people, especially fewer poor people, should reread A Christmas Carol.

A breathless moment in the history of reproductive rights

Michael Cook | 12 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, population control, Roger Short
The population control lobby is far from dead. There still are highly influential academics who fervently believe that increasing aid for population control (aka reproductive rights, women’s health, safe and legal abortion) is absolutely necessary. Without it, the world will turn into an over-heated, war-torn slum heaped with festering mountains of garbage. This is the message that comes through loud and clear in a special issue of an influential British journal...

Raining on their parade

Michael Cook | 01 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, one-child policy, population control
Who is responsible for China's infamous one-child policy? Surprisingly, it is not 60 years of Communist rule. 

Did Borlaug’s work embarrass population controllers?

William West | 18 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, family planning, over-population, population control
Norman Borlaug should have been an American hero for his work in preventing the population bomb from exploding, but his name is still barely known in the United States.

The puzzle of Norman Borlaug

Christopher Blunt | 15 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: food, Norman Borlaug, population control
Why did the father of the Green Revolution remain afraid of the ‘population monster’?

Contraception is not the way to fight global warming

William West | 11 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: environment, family planning, population control
Population researchers have rejected research suggesting population control should be used to fight global warming.

Iran’s plummeting birth rates

Michael Cook | 11 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, economics, family planning, Islam, population control
Despite its fundamentalist Islamic reputation Iran has experimented with birth control with some unexpected, and unwelcome, consequences.

India debates methods of population control

Michael Cook | 03 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: India, population, population control

Bizarre suggestion from health minister

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