The artwork, Row, Row, Row by Curtis E. James looks like old “Southern living” to me.
Notice in the artwork the bathtub with “feet” and the plumbing that comes from the floor, floor plumbing. This piece of artwork reminds me of my own “Southern living” during my Historically Black College daze at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma.
I rented an old wood floor house in what we called, “The Village”. It looks nothing like “Westwood village of UCLA”. Tres Mali
According to American Magazine National Catholic Weekly April 16-23, 2012:
Human Trafficking in 2009 Migration and Refugee Services U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the most common places of origin are: *Mexico
*Southeast Asia and where Human Trafficking is most prevalent: *California
Other names for some forms of “Human Trafficking”: slavery
Update Nov. 28, 2012
According to MSN.com’s Homepage News Al Qeada, which operates out Lybia,is causing problems for those fighting human trafficking. In the state of California, petitions are being used to draft laws against human trafficking.
All around the world young people are at risk of sexual experimentation. Each country has a different policy on Family Planning. Sexual experimentation can lead to unwanted pregnancies, not all countries had abortion or adoption. Some places these children could be sold into forms of slavery and human trafficking as the Catholic Church has reported.
Some Catholic organizations have also held fundraisers and walks to assist those that escape these situations.
Education about how the human body reproduces, what can happen as a result of sexual experimentation, i.e., sexually transmitted diseases, skin diseases from excessive contact with contaminated skin, unwanted pregnancies, or even slander can be used as a way of positively involving young people in family planning.
The youth now are more mature, have more knowledge due to the Internet and other media access, and want people to explain issues and concepts that most do not want to talk about.
An example is when “sex education” entered the school system. Parents did not want to discuss this so local governments put it in the school’s curriculum. These youth will one day become adults. With education and support, “responsible adults” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Tmscott2#Conclusion ).
International Programs and Polices for Family Planning:
♦China – One-Child Policy
♦Germany – German Foundation for World Population (DSW)
♦Hong Kong – Two-Child Policy
♦Hong Kong – Family Planning Association of Hong Kong
♦India – Family Planning Association of India
♦Pakistan – 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo Pledge for universal access
♦United States – Title X of the Public Health Service Act
♦United States – Planned Parenthood (USA)
♦United States – National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (USA)
♦United Kingdom – British Pregnancy Advisory Service
♦United Kingdom – Family Planning Association (UK)
In conclusion, there are offices all around the world and in the United States the public school system teaches about human reproduction, which is seen as an introduction to family planning for young people. Understanding how the human body works, what can happen, and how to get treatment has been seen as a way to involve young people in family planning and reduce the negative effects of sexual experimentation.
A government and how it runs a country varies. The role the government plays in promoting an informed choice for a family size for any type of government starts with education on the subject. An informed choice, sounds like no choice, “this is how many children we would like to limit you to.” Countries like China have a “One-Child Policy” that is enforced through violence, forced abortions and forced sterilization. This policy also sounds like a form of genocide.
Hong Kong’s “Two is Enough” campaign, Two-Child Policy, used educational means to reduce the rapidly rising population through reducing the general birth rate. In the United States the family planning program Planned Parenthood and is funded by Title X of the Public Health Service Act. This program uses education, medical exams, disease testing, prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections, pre-conception counseling and management, and infertility management. The family planning services, similar to Hong Kong’s numbered campaign, is defined as, “educational, comprehensive medical or social activities which enable individuals, including minors, to determine freely the number and spacing of their children and to select the means by which this may be achieved” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_planning).
Governments that are governed by the people have more freedom, education, resources available to the general public, and seem to make better decisions. These governments are usually constitutional, democratic, and capitalistic. The general population also contributes to the financial state of the government through fair taxation. So the programs that are promoted, literally come from the general population itself. In this type of situation, a persons education and financial situation would play a major role in family planning, timing of pregnancy or spacing children.
The Responsibility to Protect (RtoP or R2P): A rule or belief governing behavior or a standard of supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, not a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or aviable only to one person or group of people. R2P prevents or halts:
In conclusion, education and funding are effective in promoting family planning and government intervention, as seen through the “Two is Enough” campaign in Hong Kong, and the Planned Parenthood program in the United States.
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