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Why Normal People Should Care About “Baby Busts”

June 12th, 2014 Comments off

by Anne Morse, Media Coordinator for the Population Research Institute.

This article was first published at pop.org on June 11, 2014.

Long, long ago, when Anne’s parents were in college (sorry, mom and dad), demographers made an observation: they saw that for most of human history, even though couples were having far more than two children, mortality was also very high. The result was that populations either stayed the same or grew very slowly. Read more…

Celebrities Endorse a New Product: Children as Commodities

May 23rd, 2014 Comments off

COMMENTARY: Redefining marriage and family at the recent Fertility Planit conference in Los Angeles.

by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE

This article was first published April 18, 2014, at ncregister.com.

Men and women on the front lines of the culture war have been saying for some time that the next step after redefining marriage will be redefining parenthood. The next arena for “choice,” they predicted, will be not just the negative “choice” of deciding to not be a mother, but the positive “choice” to become a mother. “When I am good and ready to become a parent,” the mantra will become, “I am entitled to have my dream baby, on my own terms.” Read more…

Children of our God complex

May 13th, 2014 Comments off

by Lise Ravary, National Post

So soon after the secular charter debate, Quebec is now tearing itself apart over taxpayer-funded fertility treatments for surrogate mothers acting on behalf of male same-sex couples. Like the charter debate, this one is also a multilayered cake of rights. Gay rights, parents’ rights, donor rights, women’s rights, taxpayers’ rights. Read more…

Chinese Government Publicly Threatens Birth-Violators

April 22nd, 2014 Comments off

China-expert releases photos of propaganda menacing violators of China’s one-child policy

WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute released photos of official Chinese signs and banners threatening those who dissent from the government’s one-child policy with forced abortions and sterilizations. Read more…

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This week! ITAF regional…..

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…