Population Control

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An elderly Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

Human rights activist to China: Don’t wait till 2025 to lift all birth restrictions

Jun 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

For decades, China has enforced draconian population policies. Read more

China unveils 3-child policy amid sharp drop in births

May 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

The country recorded 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number recorded since the 1960s. Read more

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China’s five-year plan proposal stresses eugenics in birth policy, says expert

Nov 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Chinese government’s latest five-year plan proposal contains a birth policy with an emphasis on eugenics, a China scholar said... Read more

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Baby bust: New report predicts global population crash

Jul 15, 2020

A new study published in a leading British medical journal predicts that the total fertility rate worldwide will drop well... Read more

A crowd in New York City.

Scientists call for 'gradually reduced' population to fight climate change

Nov 5, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A letter warning of a “climate emergency” signed by more than 11,000 scientists calls for a “gradual reduction” in the... Read more

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Senate votes to fund UN population fund and confirm Scalia as Labor Secretary

Sep 26, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Senate on Thursday passed a temporary extension of government funding ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, but with an... Read more

An old Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

China’s one-child policy will leave lasting damage, expert warns

Aug 29, 2019

Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime’s controversial measure will... Read more

US Secretary of State Michael Mike Pompeo addresses press at the UN, December 2018.

U.S. withholds funding from UN population fund for third year

Jul 17, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will not contribute the expected $32.5 million to the agency.  Read more

Atlas at Rockefeller Center.

Money, power and Humanae Vitae: the forgotten story

Dec 31, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The controversy over Humanae Vitae, the papal encyclical that reaffirmed Catholic teaching on contraception 50 years ago, cannot be understood... Read more

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Population control won't solve climate change, Caritas official says

May 16, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Controlling populations is not the answer in fighting poverty and protecting the environment, says a leading official for the Catholic... Read more

School assembly in Karnataka India.

Scholar says population fears ignore history's evidence

Jul 11, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

While many population control advocates spend World Population Day deeply concerned about projected growth trends, an economist says such unchecked... Read more

Chen Guangcheng gives his message from New York City with the Freedom Tower in the background (File Photo-CNA).

Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention

Dec 4, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The deteriorating human rights situation in China should inspire action on the part of the Chinese government and people, as... Read more

Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III.

Bishops protest advance of Philippines 'reproductive health' bill

Aug 6, 2012

A “reproductive health” bill that would mandate sex education in schools and subsidize contraceptives will be “tragic and catastrophic” for... Read more