September 17, 2018
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 …
November 9, 2017
This article originally appeared on Breitbart. As Air Force One lands at the dragon-shaped Beijing International Airport, President Trump will be treated to a skyline that didn’t exist until a few years ago. Most of Beijing’s old residential neighborhoods — called hutung’s — were deliberately destroyed in the frenzied build-out that preceded the 2008 Olympics. They have been replaced by stadiums like the Bird’s Nest (which actually resembles a giant bird’s nest) and by high-rise office buildings. Then there …
April 13, 2015
This article was originally published in the Washington Times on April 7, 2015. In outline, Mo Yan’s new novel, “Frog,” sounds subversive enough: A jilted Chinese midwife turns agent of the state. She is relentless in her pursuit of women who have conceived “illegal” second children. She is pitiless in coercing them one and all into terminations. But 30 years (and thousands of forced abortions) later Gugu — the midwife in question — has a …
August 26, 2014
Satellite pictures of the Korean peninsula at night tell the story. The southern half, where the Pope just finished a five-day visit, is bathed in light. The major cities of South Korea, Seoul and Pusan, gleam like bright jewels, surrounded by a glowing lacework of smaller cities and towns. The northern half of the peninsula, on the other hand, is a black hole. Only the dim light of Pyongyang, the capital of the communist north, …
December 23, 2013
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning abortion advertising. Some members of the Duma (the Russian state assembly), are talking about going even further and banning the procedure itself. The Russian Orthodox Church, whose numbers are swelling with converts and “reverts,” is weighing in as well. One Orthodox prelate called abortion a “mutiny against God.” I couldn’t have put it better myself. This is an amazing turn about in a country which …
July 26, 2011
Colin Mason, PRI’s Director of Media, writes about his experience of Russia from the ground, and his opinion on what it is going to take to get Russians having babies again.
June 27, 2011
I write from Moscow, where I am participating in a Demographic Summit. We have an historic opportunity to help reduce, perhaps even outlaw, abortion throughout Russia. There is a bill in the Russian Duma that would place severe restrictions on abortion, saving the lives of an estimated 4 million babies a year. Here is what I am telling the Russian people and their leaders.
May 9, 2011
I was praying before the tomb of the great Cardinal Mindszenty in his cathedral at Esztergom, when I heard the news that his beloved Hungary had passed a new, pro-life constitution. The Cardinal, who took sanctuary in the U.S. Embassy for 16 years after Soviet troops crushed the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, would be proud. Steven Mosher