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April 9th, 2014 Comments off

Breastfeeding saves lives

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

The News Story – Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

News sources this week highlighted a new study demonstrating that were women to make healthier lifestyle choices and even take preventive drugs, “fully half of breast cancers in the U.S. might be avoided.”

Among the habits that the researchers encourage women to adopt are getting more exercise, keeping weight gain down, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.  The Reuters story focused most of its attention on such non-controversial recommendations, but one almost-buried line mentions that, “if they have children,” women should breastfeed to help prevent cancer. Read more…

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We know China has a one-child policy

March 17th, 2014 Comments off

Who believes media accounts that the Chinese government has eased it?

For the past two years in particular, in American politics, we’ve heard a lot of allegations about certain parties carrying out a ‘war on women’ and it’s becoming a campaign slogan. That’s dishonest, disingenuous, and distracting from the real and very terrible war on women being carried out by the Communist Chinese government. Read more…

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ITAF – regional Conference in Dallas

March 14th, 2014 Comments off

USA’s childless women

January 28th, 2014 Comments off
U.S. women are not having as many children because they put off child-bearing until it was too late? Is this you? Are you disappointed? Do you need healing? Is this someone you know? Do you want to learn how you can help people like this? Come to the “Healing the 21st Century Family” conference on Feb. 15 in San Diego. Click here for more information.

The story of changing fertility and demographic structures is continuing to gain media attention in the US. The Pew Research centre has crunched the numbers from a recent UN report, the World Fertility Report 2012.    Read more…

Chief medical officer warns British women

January 24th, 2014 Comments off

This article details the “heart-broken career woman”: of the groups we are ministering to at our “Healing the 21st Century Family” conference/retreat in San Diego on Feb. 15!

by Shannon Roberts

The British government’s chief medical officer has recently warned women that they may remain childless if they leave having children too late, once again stirring the debate about the rising age of mothers.  It is a sign of the times that her realistic and purely scientific observation caused outrage among many women.  ’How dare she tell us that we should be having children?’ was the reaction of many.  Have we really become that disconnected from the facts of life and raising a family? Read more…

More governments are worried about fertility rates

January 18th, 2014 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

A recent United Nations fertility report collates some interesting statistics about the fertility of the world as a whole.  Put simply, – and no surprises here – it finds that the developed world is not reproducing at the rate necessary to ensure the replacement of generations.   Read more…

Why the baby kidnapper shouldn’t die

January 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Anne Roback Morse

An obstetrician in the Shaanxi province of China was sentenced to death for child trafficking this week. The 55 year old woman repeatedly told her patients that their new born infant was either deformed or sick. She persuaded the new parents to give up their children for adoption. Instead of adoption, however, the infants were sold to human traffickers for profit.  Doctor Zhang Shuxia pleaded guilty to selling seven children, but she remains the prime suspect in over 20 cases of missing children in the province. Five other employees at the hospital were arrested as accomplices. This recent case of Doctor Shuxia is a result of the two great disasters caused by China’s birth control policy: the moral and the demographic. Read more…

How to tell if you’re a mom, Part 2

November 27th, 2013 Comments off

Writhing and screaming in a hospital room is ultimately your idea of a good time.

You often hit the bottle late at night, but it has nothing to do with alcohol.

Somewhere in your home there is a pail filled with carefully wrapped human waste. Read more…

South Korean women say no to babies

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

Despite enticing incentives from the government, South Korean women struggle with the choice to leave their careers to raise children.  The modern South Korean woman is ambitious.  She has worked hard for her career and is hesitant to give it up.  Although it is probably what her mother did as her sole occupation, for some being at home now seems mundane in comparison to the many goals and promises that a career provides. Read more…