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Topics: Burma

US Congress Condemns Two-Child Policy in Burma



WASHINGTON DC: Population Research Institute commends the U.S. Congress for condemning the two-child policy inflicted upon the Rohingya in Burma. The Rohingya are a persecuted minority in northern Burma who are denied citizenship, are terrorized by pervasive mob violence, and who are, alone among the peoples of Burma, subjected to a two-child policy. Last Wednesday, May 7th, the US Congress passed H. Res. 418 “Urging Burma to end the persecution of the Rohingya people.” The …

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Why I will not be Attending (or Watching) the Beijing Olympics



08 August 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 31 Why I will not be Attending (or Watching) the Beijing Olympics Had the National Population and Family Planning Commission not rescinded its invitation, I would be in China right now as the Olympics opened. But the Commission, which is responsible for enforcing the one-child policy, belatedly realized that I was a well-known critic of that policy–and of that country’s human rights record in general– and barred the …

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For the Record …



“According to a recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population Report, these practices, combined with neglect, have resulted in at least 60 million ‘missing’ girls in Asia, creating gender imbalances and other serious problems that experts say will have far reaching consequences for years to come. “‘Twenty-five million men in China currently can’t find brides because there is a shortage of women,’ said Steven Mosher president of the Population Research Institute …

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Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing In Asia (Foxnews.com)



Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia By Sherry Karabin 06/13/2007  — Courtesy Foxnews.com There is a little-known battle for survival going in some parts of the world. Those at risk are baby girls, and the casualties are in the millions each year. The weapons being used against them are prenatal sex selection, abortion and female infanticide — the systematic killing of girls soon after they are born. According to a recent …

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For the Record …



(“I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it” [Voltaire]. The attack on the World Congress of Families IV and PRI’s participation is noteworthy; we’re in good company.) “Allan Carlson, International Secretary of the World Congress of Families, called an attack by certain members of the European Parliament (MEPs) ‘an act of desperation.’ Carlson observed. ‘They are afraid of ideas about the family which diverge from their own.’ …

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