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.

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Currently showing only those Articles posted in: 2014

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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