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Topics: Congressman Chris Smith

A New Dawn of Reproductive Freedom in China?

Washington, D.C.—Under China’s new two-child policy, forced and coercive abortions and sterilizations will continue, according to a panel of experts on China’s one-child policy who testified in a hearing before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) on Capitol Hill last Thursday. Experts believe abuses will continue. Due to 35 years of stringent population control, China’s rapid aging and shrinking labor force could lead Chinese officials to mandate women to increase childbearing. “The same Party officials …

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Steven W. Mosher to Testify before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, to testify today before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), co-chaired by Rep. Christopher Smith and Sen. Marco Rubio. The hearing is entitled "China's New 'Two-Child Policy' & the Continuation of Massive Crimes Against Women and Children." The hearing will take place on Thursday, December 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center, Room HVC 210. The event is free and open to the …

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Police Brutality Happens Every Day in China

“Just a few days ago, I got a case involving a man who was disabled due to a severe beating by local government personnel just because his sister-in-law had had an additional baby without a permit.” — Chen Guangcheng Last Thursday, on April 30th, Congressman Chris Smith chaired a hearing on population control in China in the U.S. Capitol. The hearing covered appalling human rights abuses—police brutality, illegal detention, torture, forced abortion, and coerced sterilization—under China’s …

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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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Infanticide on Demand?

And now comes an article, entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” which flatly argues in favor of infanticide.

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After Passage of Pro-Abortion Constitution, Kenyan Bishops Urge Immediate Amendment

Thanks to the Obama administration, American taxpayers footed the bill for a lobbying campaign in Kenya on behalf of that country’s new constitution, which virtually allows abortion on demand. Vol. 12/No. 23 Kenya has a new constitution. Approved by an overwhelming majority of Kenyans in a 4 August 2010 referendum, the document’s 250 or so pages represent, in some ways, a new beginning for the Kenyan people. Unfortunately, it also means a premature end for …

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Ground-breaking Bill Would Ban Tax-Funded Abortions — For Good

A CNN poll released on November 18, 2009, found that 61 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortions while just 37 percent are supportive.  If more than six in ten Americans favor such a ban, shouldn’t we move to enact one?  Congressman Christopher Smith says yes. Vol. 12/No. 20 Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) has just introduced legislation called the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” If passed, it would institute a permanent, government-wide statutory …

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What’s Next for the Pro-Life Movement in Health Care Reform?

By twisting the arms of freshman Democrats nearly out of their sockets, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the end of the day, managed to eke out passage of HR 3962, her health care reform bill. But her five-vote victory was so narrow that some pundits are now opining that the Senate version of the bill is dead. Don’t count on it. With the President, Pelosi and Reid all pushing for some kind of …

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