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Third World feminists charge that population-control measures threaten women's rights

Catholic World News - June 26, 2014

Feminists and population-control advocates, ordinarily allies in promoting legal abortion, are at odds over UN proposals to combat climate change, C-Fam reports.

As the UN Environmental Assembly meets in Kenya, feminists from the Third World are arguing that a constant focus on fear of climate change has prompted calls for population-control plans that “invariably lead to abuses, coercion, and the violation of women’s fundamental rights.”

A Malaysian group added that proposals to fight climate change may put heavy pressure on countries in the global South to reduce their populations, while the developed North continues to enjoy the benefits of industrialization.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jun. 28, 2014 9:13 AM ET USA

    With feminism, the watchword seems to be damned if you do and damned if you don't. They want things both ways and the middle and all at the same time. It's little wonder most people have long ago concluded feminism is a ridiculous relic of the 60s.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 26, 2014 6:17 PM ET USA

    Exactly what Steven Mosher of PRI has been saying for decades.

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