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Will Renewed Attention to Climate Change Bring Back “Population Control?”

The attention being paid to climate change is much deserved but some advocates worry that it will revive many of the old alarmist debates on population and with it the calls for “population control” that almost always target poor women and women of color.

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Five Days in Copenhagen: Perspectives on Demography and Climate Change

As pressure to address climate change increases, long-simmering debates on the connections between population and environment have been renewed, debates that implicate women’s rights. Kasey Rae Jacobs offers her perspective on her first 5 days in Copenhagen.

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Family Planning: For Women or For Population Control?

Access to family planning methods would be a great boon to women in other countries. But should it be considered as a way to stop global climate change?

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Is Fear of Population Control Trumping Green Solutions?

Past “population control” efforts often trampled human rights. So talk about condom distribution as causes concern among liberals. Can we overcome history to create new solutions?

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Daily Pulse: Public Option Is Alive and Kicking

Reports of the death of the public option were greatly exaggerated. In fact, Democrats now have a chance to move further to the left. Also, can reproductive choice help reverse climate change?

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Contraception and Climate Change

Feministing and CathNews weigh in on the issue.

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A Cure for Chinese Population Control: Video Games?

According to a report from the All-China Women’s Organization yesterday, officials in China are trying to tackle the country’s overpopulation in a new way: using video games.

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Scrupulous Attention to Human Rights in Population Discourse

A constructive approach would set standards for how we talk about – and act on — on population and environment issues: taking care not to overstate the role of population growth and ensuring scrupulous attention to human rights in discourse, communications, advocacy and programs.

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Filipino Catholics Speak Up for Reproductive Health

A group of Filipino Catholics calling themselves a part of the “silent majority,” broke their silence and came out in support of pending legislation on reproductive health.

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Reproductive Health Makes Comeback

The sponsor of the Philippines’ reproductive health bill has recently accepted reproductive health as a human right, not as a population control measure.

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