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Population Matters

Founded in 1991, Population Matters is a membership organization that has thousands of members across dozens of countries. We promote a sustainable family size and mindful consumption in order to make the world a better place. Our vision is of a sustainable future with decent living standards, a healthy environment and a stable population size.

Website: http://www.populationmatters.org/

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Soon there will be 10 billion of us; we're straining the environment! "Humans – the real threat to life on Earth"

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Humans - the real threat to life on Earth
http://www.theguardian.com
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Satirical take on the prejudice childfree women face.

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Childless women are selfish monsters, claims idiot mob
http://newsthump.com
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"Given that abortion is such an incredibly common and safe medical experience — 1 in 3 people who can get pregnant will have at least one — it's amazing and appalling how marginalized it is in most areas. We didn't cover it in my medical school classes, although we spent countless hours on rare genetic diseases. I wouldn't have been taught during my family medicine residency, if I hadn't had the connections via MSFC to seek it out independently. And when you go into practice, even as an OB-GYN, the default assumption is that you won't provide abortions."

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An Abortion Provider Speaks Out: 'I'll Do Whatever My Conscience Tells Me I Must'
http://www.rollingstone.com
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An article worth a read, about why people have children. According to the story, people who don't have children are often seen as selfish - not wanting to give up their own freedoms. There is no mention about people who HAVE children being selfish - by imposing a greater population on the world.

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Why have children? You asked Google - here's the answer | Zoe Williams
http://www.theguardian.com
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Letter to the editor, The Guardian (UK): "Monbiot presents an outdated “either-or” approach to sustainability, where wiser dietary choices must supersede slowing down and stopping rapid human population growth as an environmental priority. This is a needless and false choice. Meat production is intricately tied to global population – in fact, the industry’s justification for increasing the number of livestock on the planet is to feed the growing number of people."

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Human Ponzi scheme of population growth can't go on for ever | Letters
http://www.theguardian.com
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Coordinators at the #PeoplesClimateMarch! All we want for Christmas is climate justice!

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The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.”
-E. O. Wilson

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30% of New Yorkers have just one child - so what's with the stigma surrounding only children? A few myths busted:

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Not So Lonely: Busting the Myth of the Only Child | JSTOR Daily
http://daily.jstor.org
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Give women the right to choose safely! "Abortion is illegal in Nigeria but 1.25m abortions occurred there in 2012"

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Abortion Is Illegal in Nigeria but 1.25 Million Abortions Occurred There in 2012 | Broadly
https://broadly.vice.com
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Hearteningly, Ethiopia's fertility rate has seen a big drop since the 1990s. Access to family planning is a key reason, but "a quarter of all women who need contraceptives are still not able to get them" in the country.

"Ayenalem Daw, a mother of six living in Weyo Rafu Hargisa village about a four-hour-drive out of Addis Ababa, is in her late thirties.

She says if she had heard about family planning earlier, she would have had four children."

(Although Hans Rosling later erroneously says that population growth is not a problem, poverty is - ignoring that these two evils perpetuate each other)

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Why Ethiopian women are having fewer children than their mothers - BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk
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Nicki is Childfree - Think Small Family Stickers

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Nicki is Childfree - Think Small Family Stickers
https://www.youtube.com/
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PM CEO, Simon Ross, took part in a debate on Al Jazeera, yesterday, on the China One Child Policy and global human population growth. Can the other species on the planet survive 10 or 12 billion humans?

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The end of China one-child policy: Too little too late?
http://www.aljazeera.com
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This quote from Population Matters patron David Attenborough runs contrary to the growth fetish that politicians and the voting public often share.

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Our expansion always comes at the expense of habitat for other animals. We are one species among millions.

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The Scourge of Women's Health: you've heard of FGM, but what about FGS?

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The scourge of women's health you've never heard of
https://www.givingwhatwecan.org
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Fereshta  Abbasi
Fereshta Abbasi

I read the Article but still I don't know the difference between "FGM" and "FGS".