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Contraception to Combat Climate Change

British researchers have found that, to reduce carbon emissions, supporting family planning and contraception is about five times cheaper than investing in green technologies.

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World Population Day: The Centrality of Family Planning

Family planning has finally come to the forefront of worldwide discussions onĀ  population, development, poverty, the environment, and peace.

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A Cleaner, Greener Planet

As pro-choice individuals and organizations who believe in enabling people to decide when the time is right (and when it is not) to have children, environmental efforts are not just nice “add-ons” but a fundamental part of our mission.

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Roundup: Bishops Plan to Confront Obama, Annual UNFPA Population Report Released

Catholic bishops vow to forcefully confront Obama on abortion; UNFPA calls for cultural sensitivity to achieve gender equality and establish reproductive rights; Uruguayan Senate votes to decriminalize abortion; Bush administration puts successful California family planning program at risk.

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Population, Family Planning and Presidential Priorities

Family planning is recognized in public health as a crucial element in improving the health of mother and child. In light of the economic crisis, will international family planning programs be a financial priority for America’s next President?

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At Long Last: Prominent Attention to Population

A growing chorus has been sounding the alarm about an issue that has suffered from bewildering inattention in recent years: the negative impact of rapid global population growth on the health and well-being of our planet.

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Roundup: NOW Endorses Obama, Biden’s Fight for the Violence Against Women Act

Reproductive health bill to be debated in Philippines; National Organization of Women endorses Obama; The story of Joe Biden and the Violence Against Women Act; Palin says she fired Monegan for going above her head to secure funds to fight sexual abuse; More funding needed to fight HIV in Cleveland; Family planning and global population.

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Can We Untwist Women’s Rights from Environmental Concerns? Should We?

I like to think that I’m primarily for reproductive rights because I’m for women’s rights, but it never hurts to know that true reproductive freedom helps slow population growth.

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Nativists Orgs Inaccurately Blast Immigrants for Strain on US Infrastructure

Long commute? Plenty of anti-immigrant organizations want you to blame strain on U.S. resources — not to mention traffic — on immigrants, but they’re wrong.

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Combating Global Warming Brings Population Back to the Agenda

In recent years, population has fallen off the international environment and development agenda. Could climate change refocus our attention on population growth?

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