January 16, 2017

Invisible Lives: A Legacy of China’s Family Planning Rules

(Aeon) – In 1979 China introduced one of the largest social engineering efforts in human history – the ‘one-child policy’ – to combat population growth. In addition to leaving the country with problematic demographic imbalances, this family planning policy has created an underclass of … Read More

January 13, 2017

In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access to Birth Control

(NPR) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to expand access to contraception, especially for poor women. By 2018, he instructs, all poor households in the country should have “zero unmet need for modern family planning.” Duterte’s executive … Read More

January 5, 2017

Philippine Police Arrest Surrogate Mothers-to-Be in Human Trafficking Crackdown

(The Sydney Morning Herald) – A “human trafficking syndicate” has been hiring Filipino women to travel to Cambodia to carry surrogacy babies for foreigners, including Australians, Philippine authorities say. Four women were detained at Manila’s international airport on New Year’s … Read More

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