The PRC’s Planned Birth Policy continues its shift towards more births By Jonathan Abbamonte, Population Research Institute After more than 20 years of below replacement fertility, Chinese society is beginning to feel the demographic consequences of the Government’s planned birth policies. The provincial government in Shaanxi, a province in north-central China, has published a report …Continue reading "Chinese Provincial Government Calls for an End to Birth Restrictions"
By Steven W. Mosher Editor’s note. This is adapted from a talk Mr. Mosher gave Thursday evening at NRLC 2018 convention. My introduction to the one-child policy came in a dusty rural clinic in South China in 1980. Hundreds of local women had been arrested in the people’s commune I was living in, charged with …Continue reading "China Discovers the Value of Children—400 Million Lives Later"
By Steven W. Mosher Editor’s note. Mr. Mosher will be speaking at the Thursday night general session June 28 at the 2018 National Right to Life Convention. There is still time to register at the lower price which ends at noon June 26. After that all registration is on site at the convention at the …Continue reading "China May End Two-Child Policy, But What Comes Next May Be Just as Bad"
By Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. According to a Bloomberg report, anonymous sources have stated that the State Council (China’s Cabinet) has commissioned research on the impact of ending China’s two-child policy, possibly within the next year. “The leadership wants to reduce the pace of aging in China’s population and remove a source …Continue reading "Is China proposing to End Its Two-Child Forced Abortion Policy? Hold off the celebration"
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"