Posts Tagged ‘Family Planning’

Population control isn’t the answer to climate crisis

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

“If we can get rid of enough people,” the El Paso terrorist wrote in his grotesque manifesto, “then our way of life can be more sustainable.” His bigoted rampage left little doubt who he meant by “we” and “our way of life.” The eco-fascism of the far-right couches its racist intent as concern for the Read more

Fertility app gets approval as a contraceptive device

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

A fertility app that tracks a woman’s fertility and replaces birth control medication has been approved by both the FDA and the German inspection and certification agency Tüv Süd. Users of the app have a lower unintended pregnancy rate than the pill (6.5 percent as against 9 percent), without the side effects of hormonal contraception. Read more

Family planner: PNG catholics interfering

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Family planning advocates in Papua New Guinea have accused the Catholic Church of restricting their work. The Church has contracted with the government to run health clinics. The contract requires that full family planning clinics be part of the service. Critics say the church is failing to prove full planning services. The Church advocates natural Read more

Family planning is wrong…Samoa needs more children says Tuilaepa

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi says family planning is wrong. He believes Samoa needs a bigger population. So he is encouraging people to have more children to increase the population  and among other things to provide “fast and strong boys for Manu Samoa.” He said he wonders who the idiot who came up with Read more

Catholic lobbyist keynote speaker at Family Planning conference

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Jon O’Brien, President of a US lobbyist organisation Catholic for Choice (CFC), was a keynote speaker at the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Conference Aotearoa New Zealand which took place at Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara on the weekend. The title of his presentation was “Manufacturing Stigma: How Religious Healthcare Could Damage Your Health”. Read more

Contraception: Family First and Family Planning agree

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Both Family First and Family Planning agree that careful consideration should be given before someone under that age of 16 is put on some form of contraception. While family Planning say, “the general idea is to have it before it’s needed,” they say caution must be exercised. “There’s no minimal age, but there are cautions Read more

Family Planning says abortion system broken

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond said the abortion law as it stands is outdated and needs fixing. She said abortions were part of a broken system as they currently fell under justice rather than the Ministry of Health. Edmonds said this when making a submission last Thursday to the Justice and Electoral select committee’s Read more

Principals uneasy about Family Planning suggestions

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Some Secondary school principals have been left feeling uneasy after Family Planning presented a session called Taming Terrifying Topics at the Physical Education NZ 2015 conference in Hamilton on Monday. The subtitle for the session was “teaching pleasure within your sexuality education programme.” At the conference teachers were shown pamphlets that said sex talks should Read more

Abortions sky-rocket in Vietnam as family planning excludes youth

Friday, November 28th, 2014

At a small Hanoi cemetery, Catholic farmer Nguyen Van Thao opens a fridge and pulls out a bag of bloody fetuses to prepare for burial — a grim reminder that Vietnam has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Around 40 percent of pregnancies in the country end in abortion, according to a Read more

PNG: Population growth an opportunity not a disaster

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands said that an increase in population, far from being a “nightmare” could mean social and economic growth for the country. Papua New Guinea does not need to promote family planning or practices such as contraception and abortion,” said Fr Giorgio Read more