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Migrant influx pushes German population growth to highest since 1992

Germany's population registered its biggest increase in more than 20 years in 2015, data showed on Friday, as record numbers of migrants entered the country. More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and beyond flocked to Europe's most populous nation last year, drawn by Germany's strong economy, relatively liberal asylum laws and generous system of benefits.

Net migration reached a record high of 1,139,000, more than doubling from 2014, the Federal Statistics Office said.

House Bill on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Is Stronger than Hyde Amendment

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would permanently prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion.

The One-Child Policy Has Left China’s Economic and Social Support Systems Devastated

Old, Lonely, and Poor

The One-Child Policy Has Left China’s Economic and Social Support Systems Devastated
Jonathan Abbamonte
2016 Nov 15

Photo: gettyimages/pidjoe

When China’s Communist Party under Deng Xiaoping first introduced the one-child policy in 1979, party insiders had been convinced that China’s population growth was impeding its economic development. Decades under Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution had wrecked the nation’s economy and left policymakers in the Communist Party searching for new solutions.

Effects of Religious Practice on Family Relationships

In general, religious participation appears to foster an authoritative, warm, active, and expressive style of parenting.

Financial and ethical risk-taking by young adults: A role for family dynamics during childhood

Financial and ethical risk-taking by young adults: A role for family dynamics during childhood
 
 The research tested the hypothesis that childhood relationships with par-
ents were related to risk-taking by young adults. Prior research has shown that risk-
taking by young children is related to their interactions with mothers and fathers.
Few studies have examined how family relationships during childhood are related
to risk-taking by young adults. We assessed risk-taking using the domain-specific

Old, Lonely, and Poor

The One-Child Policy Has Left China’s Economic and Social Support Systems Devastated

Jonathan Abbamonte

2016 Nov 15

Child Protection or Child Hostages?

- A Russian Provocation

Child Protection or Child Hostage Taking

November 9, 2016


The Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Rights of Children, Anna Kutsnetsova, met with her Finish counter parts this week.  The discussion is based on the seizures of Russian Children by the Finish government.

During the meeting with the commissioner for the affairs of Finland Toumas and Kurttila
claimed the Russians were not assimilating into finish society giving the government some claims to take their children.

Can Russia Repopulate its Far East with the Offer of Free Land?

The government plans to tempt Russians with a complimentary hectare in one of the country’s most remote regions – but the initiative faces a number of problems that need to be solved if it is to become a success

 

Americans Don’t Want to be Taxed to Pay for Abortions

Perhaps you have heard the saying abortion advocates often like to repeat: ‘if you don’t like abortion, then don’t get one.’

Well, we not only don’t like abortions, we don’t like being forced to pay for them or to do anything else that would facilitate the termination of the life of an unborn child. Yet that is precisely what abortion advocates want us to do.

Cracks in the wall at Women Deliver

When I first learned about the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen I was struck by the fact that in the Advisory group the only national government was the government of The Netherlands. The list further contained abortion providers International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, several UN organizations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Clearer than that it could not have been: this will be a one-sided event and my government is on the forefront of it.

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