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Topics: New York Times

Is China’s One Child Policy Coming to an End?



Will the Chinese Communist Party loosen the stranglehold it has had on reproduction since the late seventies? There has been much speculation that the 13 th Five-Year Plan, to be released next month, will significantly relax the well-known One Child Policy. If the regime does back away from its draconian birth limits, it won’t be because senior Party officials have suddenly developed a conscience. Rather, it will be because they have finally realized that a …

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The New York Times Throws in the Towel on “Overpopulation”



My guess is that you, gentle reader, will be as astonished as we were by the top-of-the-website New York Times article discrediting the population alarmism of the past fifty years. In “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” the newspaper has finally (several decades too late) thrown population control on the ash heap of discredited ideas. The article included a video interview with Paul Ehrlich, the author of The Population Bomb. He was the butterfly scientist …

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Ban Sex Selective Abortions in the U.S.



On Tuesday, December 6th, Steven W. Mosher will testify before Congress in favor of a proposed ban on sex- and race-selective abortions. The hearing, held by Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-2) of the House Committee on the Judiciary, will address the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, or PreNDA. PreNDA would prohibit knowingly performing or financing sex-selection or race-selection abortions. This hearing, which will convene at 1 p.m. in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building, is open …

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July 20 — Drive to Ban Sex-Selective Abortion Gaining Momentum



20 July 2009 — Vol. 12/No. 21 On September 23, 2008, Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona introduced a bill.  Its purpose seemed straightforward and its cause universal: put an end to the wholesale killing of little girls whose only crime was that they were little girls.  One might have thought that this bill would have garnered universal support, with everyone from radical feminists to conservative Christians clamoring for its passage. The problem was that this …

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Is Pro-Choice the New Pro-Life? Gallup Poll Indicates That Pro-Lifers Are the Majority in the U.S.



According to The New York Times, the recent Gallup Poll showing that a majority of Americans are pro-life is faulty at best, and downright sinister at worst. The poll, conducted May 7–10, found that 51% of Americans are now “calling themselves ‘pro-life’ on the issue of abortion and 42% ‘pro-choice.’” According to Gallup, this is “the first time a majority of US. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in …

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Turner Praises One-Child Policy as Not “Draconian”: Admits He’s “Not Intimately Familiar” with Situation



In a May 7th interview on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show, Ted Turner, the legendary founder of CNN, gave a thumbs-up to China’s one-child policy. “The Chinese,” said Turner, “I think wisely, instituted the one-child family policy, and they put in penalties, tax penalties and so forth, for people that have more than one child. But there are already still a billion and a half people in China, And if you’ve ever been over there, …

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June 29 — Is Pro-Choice the New Pro-Life?



29 June 2009 — Vol. 12 / No. 19 According to the New York Times, it doesn’t really matter, because you probably don’t understand the terms anyway. According to the Times the recent Gallup Poll showing that a majority of Americans are pro-life is faulty at best, and downright sinister at worst. The poll, conducted May 7-10, found that 51% of Americans are now “calling themselves ‘pro-life’ on the issue of abortion and 42% ‘pro-choice.’” …

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May 18 — Ted Turner Says Chinese Oppression “Not Draconian”



18 May 2009 — Vol.12/No.16 In a May 7th interview on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show,” Ted Turner, the legendary founder of CNN, gave a thumbs-up to China’s one-child policy. “The Chinese,” said Turner, “I think wisely, instituted the one-child family policy, and they put in penalties, tax penalties and so forth, for people that have more than one child. But there are already still a billion and a half people in China. And if …

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