By Michael Cook Writing in the magazine Foreign Policy, a Chinese scientist has a gloomy prediction for bioethicists: “China Will Always Be Bad at Bioethics.” Yangyang Cheng, a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University, believes that the Chinese state is not fundamentally interested in fostering a culture of respect for human dignity. In this environment, …Continue reading "China not fostering a culture of respect for human dignity"
By Women’s Rights Without Frontiers The Congressional Executive Commission on China has released its 2017 Report, which contains documentation of continued forced abortion under China’s Two-Child Policy. In addition, the sex ratio at birth reported by the Chinese government indicates that the selective abortion of baby girls continues under the new policy. “When the Chinese …Continue reading "China: Forced abortion, sex-selective abortion of girls still practiced under two child policy, according to 2017 government report"
By Women’s Rights Without Frontiers WASHINGTON, D.C. China’s coercive population control policy turns 37 today. The news media touted the Two Child Policy as having “abandoned,” “ended” or “ditched” the One Child Policy. However, forced abortion, involuntary sterilization, the monitoring of women’s menstrual cycles, and the sex-selective abortion of baby girls continue. Over the summer, …Continue reading "Chinese woman dies after husband pressures her to abort four girls in a year"
By Michael Cook Gene-editing with CRISPR [Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat] has been in the headlines over the past month and touted as a way of eliminating genetic diseases. But the cruder and cheaper technique of preimplantation genetic diagnosis [PGD] does the same. And it is exploding in China. According to a feature in …Continue reading "China rushes into embryo selection"
A woman and four children By Marcus Roberts Although the one-child policy in China was ditched a couple of years ago, the law still prevents Chinese couples from deciding for themselves how many children to have. Couples are still prevented from having more than two children and suffer stiff penalties if they do not comply. …Continue reading "More victims of the two-child policy"
“The real culprit here is the two-child policy,” says PRI President Steven Mosher By Jonathan Abbamonte A woman from Anhui province in eastern China has died after her husband forced her to undergo four sex-selective abortions in a single year, according to reports from the Daily Mail, the South China Morning Post, and Huanqiu.com. The …Continue reading "Chinese Mother Dies after Husband Demands a Son, Forces Her to Have Four Abortions"
WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration reinstated a policy Monday evening directing United States foreign assistance dollars away from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the basis that its activities in China are complicit with that nation’s coercive population control program, the implementation of which includes forced abortion and involuntary sterilization. United States funding will …Continue reading "Trump administration redirects U.S. funding away from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)"
And remembering millions of little girls “missing” around the world By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director It was impossible not to shed tears as Yue Zhang shared the trauma of being forced to abort her baby – six months into the pregnancy – a child she wanted and loved. At an event …Continue reading "On International Women’s Day Remembering the Women in China Forced to Abort"
Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post from Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. The full post can be read here. WASHINGTON, D.C. March 8, 2017– March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers presents the heart-wrenching testimony of Yue Zhang, who suffered a late-term forced abortion under China’s One Child Policy in 2013, …Continue reading "Chinese late term forced abortion victim speaks out on International Women’s Day"
Editor’s note. This comes from Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Citing a new report that laws meant to prevent sex-selective abortion are easily evaded by couples who do not want daughter, Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn has renewed her call for an end to China’s coercive population control regime. “The Chinese government has been lauded by …Continue reading "Prenatal testing done in Hong Kong allows Chinese couples to easily evade law against sex determination tests"
By Women’s Rights Without Frontiers As 2016 drew to an end, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers was celebrating the saving of another precious girl from sex-selective abortion or abandonment through its “Save a Girl” Campaign. “Ai Jia’s” mother was pregnant three times before she discovered she was pregnant with Ai Jia. Her first child is a …Continue reading "This girl’s mom was about to abort her. Then someone showed up at her door."
By Reggie Littlejohn, president, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) Some missing girls may be hidden, but sex-selective abortion and abandonment are still very serious problems in China. An article came out in the Washington Post yesterday entitled, “Researchers may have ‘found’ many of China’s 30 million missing girls.” The researchers – John Kennedy of the …Continue reading "Have researchers really “found” many of China’s 30 million missing girls?"