PI's mission is to provide essential leadership to promote voluntary family planning and reproductive health services and increase awareness of the social, economic, and environmental consequences of rapid population growth. PI works actively to educate policymakers, policy administrators, the media and the general public about population issues. PI also recruits and trains tomorrow's population activists, and national membership networks to address population issues. Our programs advance population education and activism. The Institute promotes both international and U.S. support for voluntary family planning programs, and supports full legal, political, economic, and social equality for women, including sexual and reproductive rights. PI takes the position that every child should be a wanted child. Achieving this goal would prevent the suffering of women and their families and the social problems that often follow the birth of unwanted children. PI therefore supports laws and social practices that ensure access for all women to medically safe and affordable abortion services.