Mosher, Steven
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Steven Mosher has served as director of the Asian Studies Center at the Claremont Institute in Southern California, and as member of the U.S. Commission on Broadcasting to the People's Republic of China. His is the author of the well and widely-reviewed Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese; Journey to the Forbidden China, and A Mother's Ordeal: One Woman's Fight Against China's One Child Policy. His articles have appeared in Reader's Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and other major magazines and newspapers. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Firing Line and The Merv Griffin Show. He lectures extensively in the United States and abroad. He also became executive director of the Population Research Institute that carries out research on population, development and environmental issues in the sciences, the professions and in areas of public policy.



Currently showing only those Articles posted in: 2014

Obama wants you to pay for abortions - but he doesn't want you to know about it!

Pro-lifers in Congress poised to take action in the new funding bill.

Date posted: 2014-12-24

Population Control Criminal Gets Off Scot-Free!

15 Years and 300,000 coerced sterilizations later, Peru's "Sterilizer-in-Chief" has yet to see a day in jail.

Date posted: 2014-12-24

Chinese Abortion "Doctor" Kills Her Own Grandchildren, One Grandchild Miraculously Survives Abortion Attempt

China brutally enforces a "one child per family" law, but often we only hear dry, faceless statistics about forced abortion in China. PRI, through on-site investigations in China, puts faces on those statistics - like this story about Yang Pingan.

Date posted: 2014-12-24

Why the Crackdown? Christians Now Outnumber Communists in China

Churches are overflowing, and communist leaders are furious.

Date posted: 2014-12-24

The UN Continues to Push a Radical Abortion Agenda

The UN report, which talks incessantly about protecting women's rights, hypocritically whitewashes China's brutal one-child policy. That hundreds of millions of women over the past 34 years have been aborted and sterilized, many under duress, goes unmentioned.

Date posted: 2014-12-11

Watchdog Group Condemns Swiss Population Control Initiative

The Population Research Institute condemns a proposed population control initiative in Switzerland which is being put to a vote on November 30, and if enacted, would restrict immigration into Switzerland and increase Swiss spending on population control abroad.

Date posted: 2014-12-11

Immigrants Flood Into Europe

Will they cure Europe's demographic sickness or just temporarily alleviate the pain?

Date posted: 2014-12-11

Who's Behind the Program to Sterilize Kenyan Women Without Their Consent?

In Paul Ehrlich's crude fantasy, The Population Bomb, "compulsory birth regulation" was to be achieved by polluting the water supply with "mass sterilizing agents." But more sophisticated population controllers dreamed of a contraceptive vaccine that would, with the stick of a needle, sterilize women for years, or a lifetime

Date posted: 2014-12-11

North Dakota Judge Strikes Down State Pro-Life Laws

If the Human Life Amendment passes, it will help to protect pro-life laws not just in North Dakota, but in the other 49 states as well. And it will encourage the pro-life movement to continue to win pro-life victories at the state level, putting abortion - and the brutal industry that profits from it - on a path to eventual extinction.

Date posted: 2014-10-19

Chinese Dissident Calls Population Control a "Horrible Crime Against the Chinese People"

This past Saturday, October 11, was the International Day of the Girl Child. In recognition of this day, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng spoke against China's population control program on a panel at the Heritage Foundation last Thursday.

Date posted: 2014-10-19

The Synod on the Family Meets in Rome

While the Church's teachings on the Sacrament of marriage are timeless, the challenges to these teachings vary from age to age. The virulent campaign against marriage in our own day can be traced to what Professor Charles Rice long ago called the "contraceptive mentality" - the rebellious assertion that confers upon the individual and his ego the right to replace God's plan for life and love with his own.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

How Will the "Umbrella Revolution" in Hong Kong End?

It's called the "Umbrella Revolution" for a good reason. From the air the colorful umbrellas form an almost solid shield over the main thoroughfares of Hong Kong's financial district. They are held up by tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters, mostly students, who took to the streets after Beijing reneged on commitments made nearly 20 years ago to allow the direct election of Hong Kong's leader in 2017.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

American Academy of Pediatrics "Reckless" with Teen Health

American Academy of Pediatrics "Reckless" With Teen HealthLast month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that pediatricians promote long-acting-reversible-contraceptives (LARCs) to their minor patients. Long-acting reversible contraceptives include intrauterine devices (IUDs), Depo-Provera shots, and single-rod contraceptive implants (Implanon and Nexplanon).

Date posted: 2014-10-12

Germany to shrink by 10 million people by 2050

In 2003, I was in middle school. I had just started to envision a future for myself - one that involved traveling. In high school I began to realize my dream: I went abroad and spent several days in Germany. I learned firsthand that Germany was an energetic country with a rich (if tumultuous) history. But I didn't know back then that Germany was dying.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

Over 30 Years of Violating Human Rights

On September 25th, 1980, the Chinese government thrust population control upon every person under their sovereignty.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

Out of India Comes Yet More Evidence that Abortion Causes Breast Cancer

It's fairly obvious to me that the deniers are more concerned about promoting their own dogmatic beliefs than they are about saving women's lives. The radical feminists believe that women need to be liberated from childbearing. The radical abortion movement believes that Planned Parenthood needs to make money. And the radical environmentalists believe the planet needs to be relieved of its burden of humanity.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

South Korea "Going Extinct"?

From South Korea comes a startling prediction that, if current population trends continue, the country will "go extinct" in 2750. The study, based on a computer simulation conducted by that country's National Assembly Research Service (NARS), also identifies the culprit: not a high death rate or emigration rate, but one of the lowest fertility rates in the world.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

Falun Gong Artists Tortured by Chinese Government Are Fighting Back

Professor Zhang Kunlun, a well-known Chinese sculptor and painter, spent three months in a PRC reeducation-through-labor camp. Chained to the wall of his cell, he was tortured by the guards, who sometimes used their fists and sometimes used electric batons in their efforts to break his will.

Date posted: 2014-10-12

President Xi Jinping: Stop the One-Child Policy!

The woman on the operating table was nearly eight months pregnant. The doctor picked up a scalpel and made a transverse incision across her lower abdomen. Soon he was through the uterine wall, and removing a perfectly formed baby boy. The little boy was dead, of course, having been killed by lethal injection into the uterus the day before.

Date posted: 2014-10-07

PRI Saves Baby from "Therapeutic Abortion Protocol" in Peru

Through the grace of God, PRI has saved the life of an unborn child in Peru who was slated to be aborted for so-called "therapeutic" reasons.

Date posted: 2014-08-28

What About the Other Korea, the One the Pope Didn't Visit?

While the Pope brought light to South Korea, the North remains shrouded in darkness.

Date posted: 2014-08-26

Population Control Movement Contains the Seeds of its Own Destruction (and Ours)

One of the favorite claims of the population control movement is that the world is running out of resources: food, energy, and space. "There is plenty of evidence to suggest that humanity is already exceeding the planet's limits and that we are reducing the earth's capacity to support life, including human life," purported Robert Walker, the president of the Population Institute.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Nigerian Women Don't Want What the U.S. is Peddling

With a population of 177 million, Nigeria has long been a target of population controllers. It is listed in NSSM 200, the infamous Nixon/Kissinger document which launched the war on people, as a country of special concern. As such, it has gotten more than its share of the abortifacients, sterilizing agents, and contraceptives that the American government has poured into Africa over the past few decades.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Nigeria

With its vast natural resources, the African country of Nigeria has the wherewithal to lift itself out of poverty without foreign help. If it would put its oil money to work educating its population, building a first-rate infrastructure, and creating an industrial base, it could be another Japan.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Pope to Visit Cemetery for Aborted Children in Korea

This country - a success story in so many ways - hides a secret shame: South Korea has the highest abortion rate in the world. Nearly half of all pregnancies end in abortion. Each year, almost as many Korean children are aborted as are allowed to see the light of day.

Date posted: 2014-08-25

Welcome Baby Filipino 100 Million!

Some in the Philippines are decrying Chonalyn's birth, repeating USAID's talking points about the "dangers" of overpopulation. But many other Filipinos aren't buying into the anti-people hysteria. Francisco Antonio, a Filipino Chemical Engineering graduate student at Yale, adamantly rebutted the notion that there are too many Filipinos, saying: "I celebrate life because population control is defeatism disguised as pragmatism. And because human creativity holds more potential for protecting this planet and its inhabitants than any other resource I know of."

Date posted: 2014-07-30

The Antidote to Coercive Population Control

The primary tenet of population control is simple: using contraception and abortifacients, families can "control" when their reproductive systems work and when they don't - hence the endless cries that women "should have control over their own bodies" in the name of reproductive health. However, in much of the world, the glittering rhetoric of fertility control gives way to the reality of control of the poorest citizens by their governments or large corporations.

Date posted: 2014-07-30

African Women Turning to Natural Family Planning; Turning Down Abortifacient Contraceptives, Survey Reveals

All this is to say that the population controllers hold natural methods of family planning in such disdain that they wrongly view the 25% of women who use NFP as deluded. As for the other 40%, it is by no means certain that they are eagerly lining up to be contracepted or sterilized either. USAID's "experts" also cite Burkina Faso's high birth rate as evidence that - regardless of what the women themselves say - they obviously have an enormous "unmet need" to be contracepted and sterilized.

Date posted: 2014-07-24

Babies by Remote Control

Progressives seem to assume that animals have a natural right to have babies, but that poor women don't. So they view the implantation of a chemical "bomb" armed with a computer chip into the bodies of impoverished women as an advance.

Date posted: 2014-07-24

Why Population Control is Bad Foreign Policy

Reinstituting the Mexico City Policy would not stop all of this abuse and corruption, but it would be a start. It would protect women from the worst excesses of population control efforts and help to salvage our country's image around the world.

Date posted: 2014-07-24

Fortnight for Freedom

The third annual Fortnight for Freedom, instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in the face of intensifying anti-religious restrictions imposed by the United States government, is swiftly coming to a close. The Fortnight for Freedom, which takes place from June 21 through July 4, serves as a poignant reminder that the exercise of our first freedom is paramount for the well-being of our nation.

Date posted: 2014-07-24

Science ignored: Dissecting pregnancy as a disease

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and ruled the federal government could not require closely-held corporations to provide no-cost contraception for their employees. Although that was the question before the Supreme Court, there were many things the Supreme Court didn't have the jurisdiction to rule on yesterday. And the most important of these issues--the basic premise at the root of the case's ideological divide--was not up for debate: that contraception is preventive health care.

Date posted: 2014-07-24

A Once and Future Tragedy: India's sterilization campaign 39 years later

39 years ago today, Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India, received the power to rule by decree from the Indian president. She immediately declared a state of emergency, suspending numerous civil liberties. This freed her government to forcibly sterilize millions of Indian men and women in the 21 months that followed.

Date posted: 2014-07-21

One-Child Policy Drives Chinese Father of Four to Suicide

China's draconian one-child policy has claimed many victims - hundreds of millions of unborn children have lost their lives, tens of thousands of women have died from botched abortions and sterilizations, and tens of thousands more have committed suicide to end the pain of late-term, forced abortions - but Wang Guangrong's story is particularly tragic.

Date posted: 2014-07-21

Why Normal People Should Care About "Baby Busts"

This new dynamic changes the age at which we have kids, whom we have them with, and our relationships with them. It changes the calculus of the long-term monogamous relationships that we call marriage; it means that ever greater percentages of children will grow up without one or more of their biological parents in the house; it isolates more and more people in one-person households; and it leads to more and more divorce.

Date posted: 2014-07-21

A Call to Action

In the most recent edition of his book, A Mother's Ordeal, Steven Mosher presents a riveting account of one woman's journey through motherhood in China under the one child policy. A Mother's Ordeal gives faces to the repressive population control policies of the People's Republic of China and helps an outsider understand the excruciating dilemma it presents couples in China.

Date posted: 2014-06-09

Another U.N. Committee Runs Amuck

Believe it or not, the 10-member UN Committee Against Torture will spend the next two days, May 5-6, 2014, attacking the Catholic Church and its teachings.

Date posted: 2014-05-08

You Must Abort!

It is hard for persons in democratic societies to grasp how China's party-state can control the fertility of China's millions. The effort starts with a barrage of anti-child propaganda in the schools and workplaces, and then moves to open intimidation in banners and slogans posted in public places. Here are some pictures of the kind of public threats the authorities make against those women who may be pregnant with "illegal" children.

Date posted: 2014-05-08

"Better to be a Criminal in China than a Pregnant Mother"

The Chinese Ministry of State Security must have been asleep on the job. The email that appeared in my Inbox read: "It is better to be a criminal in China than a pregnant mother."

Date posted: 2014-05-07

Exposing Population Control: Tanzania

The East African country of Tanzania suffers from many challenges, but overpopulation is not one of them. The subtropical country has a land area larger than California, Michigan, Arizona, and Virginia combined, and a population only about the size of California's and Virginia's combined

Date posted: 2014-05-06

Check the pulse: An update on heartbeat legislation

Heartbeat legislation, which places restrictions on abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, continues to move forward. The month of March has been particularly busy

Date posted: 2014-05-05

Why Won't Michelle Obama Defend Chinese Women?

When Michelle Obama arrives in Beijing today with her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, she will be the envy of Chinese women. She has what almost none of them have. Not only does she have two children - most urban Chinese are limited to one - but she has two daughters.

Date posted: 2014-03-22

PRI Launches Campaign to Help Women in China

Population Research Institute has launched a new "activism page" in conjunction with the publication of the second edition of Steven Mosher's book, A Mother's Ordeal.

Date posted: 2014-03-22

Justice Denied in Peru's Sterilization Campaign

Fifteen years ago, Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, with the strong encouragement of the Clinton administration, ordered a nationwide sterilization campaign. At least 300,000 women were sterilized by "mobile sterilization teams" on a Chinese model, many under duress. Some died.

Date posted: 2014-03-01

Winter Games in a Wintering Nation

Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the greatest myth propagated this past half-century: that low-fertility creates a successful society.

Date posted: 2014-03-01

Why Have Girls Gone Missing in China?

It is no secret that China is suffering from a shortage of girls. The Population Research Institute (PRI) has long publicized the dearth of baby girls in China, which is leading to increases in child marriage and sex trafficking.

Date posted: 2014-03-01

PRI Takes Down Abortion-Promoting Blog

For some years now, the abortion movement has been setting up so-called "safe abortion hotlines" in Latin American countries, and secretly (and illegally) advertising them on the internet. In Peru... women who visited the site looking for help were instead given encouragement to break the law and to perform a dangerous and illegal chemical abortion on themselves by obtaining and ingesting Misoprostol from a local pharmacy.

Date posted: 2014-01-31

Why the baby kidnapper shouldn't die

An obstetrician in the Shaanxi province of China was sentenced to death for child trafficking this week. The 55 year old woman repeatedly told her patients that their new born infant was either deformed or sick. She persuaded the new parents to give up their children for adoption. Instead of adoption, however, the infants were sold to human traffickers for profit.

Date posted: 2014-01-15

Will Spain Abolish Abortion?

Even before Spain's Socialist government declared abortion a women's "right" in 2010, Spain had become known as the abortion capital of Europe.

Date posted: 2014-01-13

Russia Chooses Life

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning abortion advertising. Some members of the Duma (the Russian state assembly), are talking about going even further and banning the procedure itself. The Russian Orthodox Church, whose numbers are swelling with converts and "reverts," is weighing in as well. One Orthodox prelate called abortion a "mutiny against God." I couldn't have put it better myself

Date posted: 2014-01-11

Genocide in Sri Lanka Continues

Tamil women continue to die at the hands of the Sri Lankan government, which is intent upon eradicating the minority population. A woman named Manjula Satheeskumar and her father are the most recent casualties.

Date posted: 2014-01-11