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Amid War, Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend that began after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and which threatens to derail the country’s political and economic development.

The Moscow Patriarchate welcomes measures on banning state funding of abortions in the USA

Moscow, February 14, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church stressed the importance of anti-abortion measures recently adopted in the USA.

"These actions aimed at strengthening traditional family values and supported by the United States Conference of Bishops, cause respect and solidarity," Vladimir Legoyda, head of the Russian Orthodox Church's Department for Church, Society and Media Relations, said in his statement quoted by his press service.

President Trump Allegedly Preparing Executive Order to End Anchor Baby Lifestyle

According to the Washington Post, crossing the borders to get a free ride on America’s gravy train is about to become a lot less attractive. The only reason the Washington Post may have fabricated this story is to incite fear among the illegal alien population in order to take to the streets and riot along with paid Soros agitators. Muslims have done the same after they were lied to by the leftist media that Trump’s travel restrictions were a Muslim ban, when they are not.

Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest organs, ex-technician says

In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group’s practices.

Japan not taking in refugees; says it must look after its citizens first

UNITED NATIONS –  Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the U.N. General Assembly that Japan is ramping up assistance in response to the exodus of refugees to Europe from the Middle East and Africa.

Dutch doctor rebuked for euthanizing dementia patient without consent


​The committee found that the woman was not mentally competent to consent to being killed.

NL Times has reported that for the first time, a Dutch doctor has been reprimanded for euthanizing a dementia patient without conclusively establishing it was what she wanted.

The Regional Euthanasia Review Committee found that consent wasn't established, and that the implementation of euthanasia was traumatic.

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.