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Chinese Dissident Calls Population Control a “Horrible Crime Against the Chinese People”



This past Saturday, October 11, was the International Day of the Girl Child. In recognition of this day, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng spoke against China’s population control program on a panel at the Heritage Foundation last Thursday. Speaking through a translator, Guangcheng called the one-child policy a “horrible crime against the Chinese people.” Blind from infancy, the human rights lawyer wore his signature dark glasses as well as a yellow ribbon pinned to his dark grey …

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China Ratchets Up One-Child Policy; Ignores Calls to End Coercion



HUIZHOU, GUANGDONG, China, June 11, 2013–Recent reports from China show coercion in China’s infamous one-child policy is once again on the rise. Women in the southern city of Huizhou are being targeted for sterilization. Those who have once child are being forced to wear IUDs. Those who have two children are subject to tubal ligation. Those who bear an “illegal” child are being denied all government services. This means life without access to schools, hospitals, …

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Forced Abortions Continue in China, Steven Mosher Says



“Reports that the Chinese Party-State has ended its practice of forcibly aborting women pregnant in violation of the one-child policy are premature,” says Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute. Mosher, who blew the whistle on forced abortions in China back in 1980, points out that “The Chinese Party-State has asserted for over three decades that the one-child policy is ‘entirely voluntary.’ But this assertion of ‘voluntarism’ is no more true now than it …

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Chen, the Conscience of China



I was going to devote this page to my recent trip to New Zealand, where I gave seven talks to a total of over 3,000 people. But then a blind Chinese human rights activist named Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest, and my phone began to ring off the hook. The media wanted to know what I thought of this case, so similar to my own. You see, Chen originally got in trouble in the …

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Steven Mosher To Appear Today On EWTN’s “The World Over,” with Raymond Arroyo.



UPDATE: You can now download the audio MP3 of this show, or watch it on YouTube. Steven Mosher will appear on “The World Over” tonight at 8 p.m. EST, discussing the developing situation regarding Chinese human rights activist and longtime political prisoner, Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, and is now back in the hands of the Chinese authorities. The blind, self-taught attorney has been a vocal critic …

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Steven Mosher To Appear Today On Laura Ingraham Show



Steven Mosher will appear on the Laura Ingraham Show at 10:30 EST, discussing the developing situation regarding Chinese human rights activist and longtime political prisoner, Chen Guangcheng, who has escaped from house arrest to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. The blind, self-taught attorney has been a vocal advocate of the rights of women and a strong critic of the oppression of the Chinese government. As the Secretary of State is scheduled to travel to China …

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Amnesty International Betrays Principles; Adopts Pro Abortion Stance



Amnesty International (AI), after years of skirting the issue, has officially come out in favor of abortion. At this year’s annual meeting, held in Mexico City in August, the organization declared that its policy is “to support the decriminalization of abortion, to ensure women have access to health care when complications arise from abortion and to defend women’s access to abortion—within reasonable gestational limits—when their health or life are in danger.”1 Pro-lifers will have no …

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To Kill a Generation



China’s Longest Campaign: Birth Planning in the People’s Republic, 1949–2005 by Tyrene White (Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London, 2006), 297 pp. Reviewed by Steven W. Mosher Chen Guangcheng will never read this book about the history of China’s one-child policy. He doesn’t need to. For the human rights activist and self-taught lawyer himself has carried out an in-depth study of the effect of the policy on the people of Linyi, a district in China’s …

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