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Progressives Finally ‘Woke’ About China’s One-Child Policy—Now That It’s Over



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/WB-WB-Mosher-Article-081919.mp3 A new documentary about China’s draconian one-child policy has just been released, and has been greeted with tremendous fanfare from the Left. In fact, it won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And thanks to Amazon, it premiered in select theaters on Aug. 9. Called “One-Child Nation,” the documentary details the 35 years of suffering that Chinese women and girls endured under the policy, which ended in 2015. It is a story that …

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Ending Daughter Elimination in the Developing World



This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.  It is reprinted with permission and does not fall under PRI’s Creative Commons 3.0 license.   https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/WB-Daughter-elimination.mp3 For most parents, daughters are a blessing. But in many parts of south and east Asia, where there exists a strong, culturally-rooted preference for sons, daughters are often unwanted and often selectively aborted prior to birth simply on account of their sex. In many Asian cultures, sons are strongly valued to carry …

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Heartbeat Bills Are Gaining Momentum



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WB-Heartbeat.mp3 With a new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, several states this year have seized on the opportunity to advance pro-life legislation aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade. One type of pro-life legislation in particular is increasingly gaining momentum on the state level—heartbeat bills which ban abortion from the moment an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. Sign PRI’s Petition Calling on Lawmakers to Pass Heartbeat Legislation Now Because heartbeat laws ban abortion prior …

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UN Human Rights Experts Demand Legalized Abortion Worldwide



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/WB-UNHRC-on-request-100518.mp3 “States across the world should act now to decriminalise abortion,” says a group of U.N. human rights experts. A statement released last Friday by U.N. human rights experts to commemorate something called “International Safe Abortion Day” urged the international community to “guarante[e] access to safe and legal abortion.” The group further exhorted governments to take an active role in securing the availability of abortion by ensuring that women are “given more support and autonomy …

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Puerto Rico Senate Introduces Sweeping Bill to Ban Abortion after 20 Weeks



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WP-Puerto-Rico-PS-950-092818.mp3 The Puerto Rico Senate has introduced a bill that would go a long way towards protecting Life in the Commonwealth. The bill (PS 950) would introduce a wide array of pro-life laws to Puerto Rico including a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, a ban on sex-selective and eugenic abortion, and would require informed consent for women seeking abortion and parental consent for abortions performed on minors. Called the “Law for the Protection of …

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China Begins “Mobilizing the Masses” to Reproduce



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/WB_China-2-child-mandate-092118.mp3 This article originally appeared on LifeSiteNews 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 the restrictive one-child policy. But appearances can be deceiving, especially where China is concerned. Instead of enjoying a new dawn of reproductive freedom, Chinese couples are actually being herded into something …

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Trump Administration to Ban Funding for Abortion Clinics under Title X



The Trump Administration on Friday signaled that it was moving forward with a proposed rule to prevent clinics that perform abortion or that offer abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning grants. The new rule which is being called the “Protect Life Rule” is expected to hit Planned Parenthood hard and will likely to strip the abortion giant of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year. Although the rule has yet to be …

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Study Finds Sex-Selective Abortion Does Not Decrease with Assimilation



In some South and East Asian cultures, a strong emphasis on male heirs has led to strong son preference and the practice of sex-selective abortion. Women, girls, and females yet unborn continue to suffer the drastic consequences of extreme son preference, including physical or verbal abuse from family members or spouses for women who fail to produce a son or abort their unborn daughters. The toll son preference has had on unborn girls has been …

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