By Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, XINJIANG, CHINA. The Chinese Government, operating under the Two-Child Policy, has forcibly aborted a woman’s third child, according to NPR and Radio Free Europe reports. The woman, an ethnic Kazakh, was a widow with two children, living in the Xinjiang region. She married a Kazakh citizen, living in Kazakhstan, across …Continue reading "China Forcibly Aborts Woman’s Third Child. Forced Abortion Continues Under Two-Child Policy: Government Report"
Young Party members ordered to “lead by example” to achieve a “two-child family regime” By Steven W. Mosher When the Chinese Communist Party implemented a “comprehensive two-child policy” in early 2016, outside observers assumed that it would be voluntary. And why should they not? To all appearances, this was a dramatic relaxation—a doubling, no less–of …Continue reading "China Begins “Mobilizing the Masses” to Reproduce"
Moving to policy to one where every couple is required to have two children By Population Research Institute Beijing is quickly moving beyond a voluntary two-child policy to one where every couple is required to have two children, says PRI President Steven Mosher. “The two-child policy is coming to be referred to as a “comprehensive …Continue reading "China is “Mobilizing the Masses” to Reproduce"
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"
Found with umbilical cord still attached By Dave Andrusko The story that appears today in the Daily Mail understandably includes the cautionary note, “WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT.” It is a very disturbing account of an abandoned baby who was found “naked at a rubbish-filled courtyard with her umbilical cord still attached in China.” However there is …Continue reading "Newborn Baby tossed in courtyard miraculously survives"
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"
Government policies + sex-selection abortions multiple impact of cultural preference for boys By Dave Andrusko When the first eight words of a story are “Nothing like this has happened in human history,” it gets your attention. The rest of Simon Denyer’s and Annie Gowen’s first paragraph in their Washington Post story tells you what and …Continue reading "Gigantic imbalance among the sexes in China and India"
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"