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Whatever Happened to “ZPG?”

We regularly hear from our members and supporters that they liked our old name—Zero Population Growth (ZPG) better. It felt more descriptive of our mission, was more action-oriented, and more urgent. Don’t fix what ain’t broke, right? Well, the truth is, what started out as an effective name DID start to seem “broken” after the […]

Reproductive Justice Belongs to Everyone

Access to modern contraceptives is a universal human right—women everywhere, no matter their circumstances, deserve the dignity of controlling their own fertility. However, access remains uneven at best. An estimated 214 million women in the developing world who would like to delay or avoid childbirth are unable to do so. In the developed world, other […]

Are Coercive Population Policies Ever Warranted?

How about I answer that question with a question: Are you comfortable with your government deciding how many children you may have, and also how any births beyond that number will be prevented?   We aren’t either. No government is ever justified in dictating the number of children its citizens may have. Freedom from reproductive […]

The Twelve Days of Trump-Mas*

On the first day of Trump-mas the THE DONALD gave to me A CON-MAN in the West Wing. On the second day of Trump-mas THE DONALD gave to me TWO tiny hands and a CON-MAN in the West Wing. On the third day of Trump-mas THE DONALD gave to me THREE trade wars, TWO tiny […]

Why Focus on Global Population Growth When Americans Are the Big Consumers?

Our members and supporters often take the time to send us their thoughts and questions about population issues. As Population Connection’s Director of Communications, I’ve answered countless numbers of these inquiries over the years, and realized that many of them come up frequently. In this monthly feature I’ll address our FAQs in detail to hopefully […]

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