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What happened to American political will to deal with the overpopulation problem?

November 26, 1975 marked the end of the peak of American political will to deal with the overpopulation problem.

President Nixon’s “Special Message” on Population

TO THE CONGRESS of the United States: In 1830 there were one billion people on the planet earth. By 1930 there were two billion, and…

Bringing Contraception to Italy: A story of moral heroism

Luigi and Maria Luisa DeMarchi were groundbreaking leaders of Italy’s contraceptive movement. Here, the couple tells the tale of their two decade struggle.

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights: Neither Religious nor Civil

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has a single mission: suppression of all mainstream criticism of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Secret History of the GOP and Choice

Today, what used to be the party that supported reproductive choice increasingly looks like the party that is more than willing to make choices...

FREE BOOK: American Democracy and the Vatican: Population Growth and National Security

A daring exposé of a largely secret but powerful opposition to controlling population growth and establishing a sustainable society by the Vatican.

NSSM 200, the Vatican, and the World Population Explosion

On March 30, 1995, Pope John Paul II made public his encyclical letter entitled Evangelicum Vitae, which assailed both abortion and contraception...

Republicans turn their back on the Enlightenment

The GOP is increasingly the party of the uneducated: it’s bad enough for them, but it’s bad for the rest of us too.

Infallibility and the Population Problem

Though the population explosion was a politically correct topic in America in the early 1970s, during the course of my graduate studies...

Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead

In the heart of Manila’s vast North Cemetery, the largest graveyard in the capital of the Philippines, Ricky Baking is hunched over a tomb with...