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    Generation X and Millennials Face Retirement Crisis

    While social commentators bemoan the impending retirement crisis facing baby boomers, younger Americans should really be the ones worrying, argues Heritage’s Romina Boccia on Next Generation TV. >>> Watch the video here. Over the next 20 years, the working age population is supposed to increase by 10 percent, but the … More

    Family Planning Advocates Congregate in Africa

    Family planning advocates and Western do-gooders recently descended upon Ethiopia to hold the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, entitled “Full Access, Full Choice.” Conference supporters included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, abortion giants International Planned Parenthood Foundation and Marie Stopes International, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and … More

    The Tragedy of Forced Abortion Abroad

    On January 11, 2011, Lili Zeng was nine months pregnant. Her pregnancy violated Chinese law. With a signature from her ex-husband, seven family planning officials forcibly restrained her and injected a needle into her abdomen. Within hours she delivered her baby, and the next day her newborn baby died. Zeng’s … More

    “Women Deliver” Fails to Deliver for Women’s Basic Needs

      Women Deliver hosted its third annual conference last month as part of its effort to achieve the targets set forth in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, and as in previous years, the speakers and events focused primarily on contraception and abortion. Among the “development” community, any … More

    Chart of the Week: The Impact of an Aging America

    Sequestration has taken effect, and yet government spending continues growing. Sequestration’s 2.4 percent reductions are not enough to fix Washington’s spending and debt problem because they do nothing to reform entitlement programs, whose costs will grow rapidly with America’s aging population. As more Americans age and retire, more Americans will … More

    WATCH: Babies, Movies, and Veterans at The Bloggers Briefing

    People are having too few babies, Jonathan Last warns in his new book, “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting.” The world’s population will peak, and then begin shrinking, within the next 50 years. What are the consequences? Last, a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, will join us at … More

    Population Control, Updated: Global Tax-Funded Abortions

    “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death.” That was Paul Ehrlich’s prediction in 1968. He was wrong then, and he’s still wrong now, as he touts his new paper warning that a cocktail of population growth, … More

    The Millions of Women Feminists Don’t Seem to Care About

    As they have done every year since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, feminist groups have used the 40th anniversary of that ruling to faithfully reiterate decades-old slogans extolling the Roe ethic of abortion-on-demand, for any reason, as a boon for gender equality. But for the millions of … More

    Chart of the Week: Medicare Spending Is Main Cause of Runaway Deficits

    Medicare is getting quite a bit of attention lately. And rightly so. Out-of-control entitlement spending contributes directly to long-term federal deficits, which will accelerate over the course of the next few decades, according to Heritage’s Federal Budget in Pictures and figures provided by the Congressional Budget Office. By 2030, Medicare … More

    Welcoming the 7 Billionth Baby

    For population control advocates, it’s fitting that the projected birth of the world’s seven billionth child falls on Halloween. To them, it’s a scary development that portends more risk of poverty, famine, and financial instability. From another point of view, however, “this baby is a boon.” That’s how Kathryn Lopez … More