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'No Más Bebés' and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Elena Gutierrez

Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.

Why the Pope Is Wrong to Promote Population Growth

Peter Singer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Home
Peter Singer

Francis's "rabbit" comment was widely covered in the media, but fewer reported that he had also said that no outside institution should impose its views about regulating family size on the developing world. "Every people," he insisted, should be able to maintain its identity without being "ideologically colonized." The irony of this remark is that in the Philippines, a country of more than 100 million people, of whom four out of five are Roman Catholic, it is precisely the Church that has been the ideological colonizer.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Flavored Condoms, Free Vasectomies, and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Shermin Kruse | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Shermin Kruse

When the Islamic Republic first took control of Iran from the Shah, the new regime decided population growth would be greatly in its advantage. After all, it was faced with a bloody war with neighboring Iraq.

The Dangers of Contraception Revealed

Robert Walker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Robert Walker

There's a basic misconception that clouds the thinking of many social and religious conservatives. Believing that contraceptive use is a moral wrong, they desperately want to make it into a social ill. To do that, they confuse correlation with causation.

Is There Any Rational Reason To Have Children?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Lisa Belkin

...moral tests imply logic, and we are outside that realm when we are talking about...Love...Faith...Children. Would these exist if rationality were the test?

Empowering Women for Sustainability

Racheal Yeager | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Racheal Yeager

In discussions about the seven billionth person, women's empowerment must be top of mind. Women's empowerment is important to both global population growth and social and environmental sustainability.

Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg Says, "Let Them Eat Geese"

Susan Yager | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York
Susan Yager

It's summer in the city, and that means weekends at the beach, walks in the park, and, for the third year in a row, the annual slaughter of Canada geese.

The Twin Elephants in the Room

Paul and Anne Ehrlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul and Anne Ehrlich

Two large-scale, interconnected trends are driving almost every other global crisis today. But don't expect to hear about them from the media.

Eco Etiquette: Is There A Green Choice For Birth Control?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

When considering the eco impact of birth control, it's important to remember this: Nearly any effective method is better than none at all.

PHOTOS: Lions, Pigeons, And Five Other Animals On Birth Control

Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many species are endangered, but there are animals out there who are doing way too well. Animals like deer, pigeons, and even elephants are multiplyin...

Overpopulation: 9 Billion Things To Talk About

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The massive demands and ramifications of an ever-more-massive human population may be the root of the roots of many of our most urgent crises.

Gaggle of Problems With New York Plans to Kill Canada Geese

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wayne Pacelle

Officials plan to kill more than 150,000 Canada geese in New York alone. Brooklyn was shocked when 400 Prospect Park geese were killed. In our day, such mass slaughter is wrong and unacceptable.

Hans Rosling Discusses Global Population Growth (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lance Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Below is a video of Hans Rosling talking about world population and the challenges that we face globally, as well as the potential solution. He is Pr...

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Chen

Now we know that the link between poverty and abortion is deepening, just as state lawmakers are pushing laws to limit access to abortion.

India Cannot Support Population Growth

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Either we control our populations consciously, or nature will do it in a very cruel manner. There is no choice.

Population Levels Stabilizing, Says Author Fred Pearce On Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fred Pearce, the author of the new book "The Coming Population Crash and Our Planet's Surprising Future," talked to Jon Stewart last night about his s...

Eco Etiquette: Should We Stop Having Children?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I have a friend who alway...

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Home
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

The Deer Hunter, Westchester Style

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Juli Charkes

For anyone handy with a bow and arrow there is good news: Westchester needs you. The county is counting on a few good marksmen to help rid the area of deer herd that are roaming the area.

India To Pay Parents To Put Off Parenthood

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thousands of couples in India who agreed to put off having babies for at least two years after their wedding will collect cash payments this month as ...

Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

EngenderHealth focuses on far more than fistula repair and prevention. They are dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of people in the countries where they work.

Protecting the Rights of Mother Earth

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Cavallucci

A Monsanto ad really set me off with their "sustainable agriculture" full pager in the New York Times last week. How about answering the Earth's ple...

The 8 Green Steps to Solartopia

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harvey Wasserman

The Four Great Green Truths: we have a global crisis, it has a solution, the solution is winnable, and winning requires a "middle path" of action that is both non-violent and non-stop.

The Church Can No Longer Deny World Crises

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tri Robinson

What I am about to state seems indisputably clear to me as a Bible-believing and Bible-practicing Christian. After spending the better part of 30 year...