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Topics: demographic crisis

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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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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Immigrants or Babies? That is the Question



This Article is the first in a series of three which will examine the demographic crisis in Europe. Europe is beautiful. The splendor of history meets us in every corner of this continent. History made by real people over the course of many centuries. Individuals who were able to make history because there was a generational renewal that wars and plagues could not stop. But now, without wars or plagues, generating future Europeans is one …

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From the Countries



China’s Graying Population Discussed China’s economy is not the only thing mushrooming. China is also facing an escalating aging population. And how they will deal with the problems of an aging, one-child population has begun to worry some in China. According to a leading gerontology scholar, one in every five old people in the world is Chinese. “By the middle of this century, China will reach the peak of its aging population of people aged …

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Global Monitor



Cheating on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act Abortionists have come up with a new way around the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act — a truly grisly alternative reminding us of the butchery going on in China. A recent Boston Globe article, “Shots assist in aborting fetuses,” reported “In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, many abortion providers in Boston and around the country have adopted a defensive tactic. …

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The European Demographic Crisis and the Pope,



12 January, 2007     Volume 9 / Number 2 The European Demographic Crisis and the Pope At Christmas, Pope Benedict made extensive comments about Europe’s demographic decline, raising our hopes that he will author an encyclical on this most fundamental issue.  As Shakespeare put it, "The world must be peopled." Many believe that the College of Cardinals chose Joseph Ratzinger as Pope in a final effort to rescue Europe from the secularism, hedonism, and anti-procreationism that threaten to …

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