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STOKING FIRE: Islamophobia Trumps “Pro-Life” Ideology

Annika Rydh. (New Nation News Reporters Newsroom)

Surprising as it seems, a host of anti-choicers have demonstrated a clear tilt toward population control when it comes to Muslims. Indeed, it seems apparent that, for them, racism and Islamophobia trump unbridled procreation for Mohammed’s adherents.

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Global Roundup: Fighting Against Coercion and Reproductive Restrictions in Spain, China and Namibia

Weekly global roundup: Namibian High Court says forced sterilization violated women’s human rights; Spain is looking at tougher abortion restrictions; the world witnesses China’s one-child policy and a gruesome forced abortion; gender equity in New Zealand still not up to snuff.

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Stories of Oppression in China Highlight Need to Empower Women

Horrifying reports of a woman forced to have an abortion draw attention yet again to the dangers of China’s one-child policy. All champions of human rights must openly condemn China’s one-child policy and the illegal practices of forced abortion and coerced birth control reported in some localities. The continued oppression of Chinese families through coercive reproductive policies must end.

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House GOP Renews Misguided Effort to Defund UNFPA, Risking the Lives of Millions of Women

On the heels of Vice President Biden’s recent trip to China, the leadership of the House of Representatives issued a misguided ultimatum to President Obama: defund UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, or else.

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More Than Two Children = “Environmentally Irresponsible”?

Thinking about addressing overpopulation as a critical environmental issue is helpful to the argument for reproductive rights.

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In Focus: China Considers Ending One-Child Policy

Late last week Chinese family planning officials made headlines by indicating that Beijing might consider relaxing its thirty-year-old mandatory one-child policy. China’s family planning policies are notable not only for being baldly coercive but also for being the excuse the Bush administration offers for defunding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

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