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State Department Human Rights Report Condemns Forced Abortions in China



In the mid-eighties I met with Elliot Abrams, who was then serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, to call his attention to the victims of China’s one-child policy. I told him that massive numbers of forced abortions and forced sterilizations had occurred in China over the past few years as the Communist Party sought to control childbearing under a state plan. Abrams included my evidence in his next annual State Department Report …

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Sex-Selection, Forced Abortion Are Happening Here in the United States



Many women today living in immigrant communities in the United States face discrimination, mistreatment, or resentment from family members if they fail to bear a son. Disproportionately girls are being targeted for abortion in some parts of these communities. The choice to abort is a coerced one, more often than not one pushed by husbands or female in-laws. The pressure is so strong that some women are being are forced to abort their daughters against …

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China’s “Black Children” Will come Out of the Shadows



For 25 long years Ah Fan has lived in the shadows. Conceived by her parents before they were of a legal age to marry and have children, government officials demanded that she be aborted. Instead, her mother went into hiding.

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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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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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In Case You Missed It: Population Control News from Around the World



Burmese Population Control Bill Signed Into Law: Thousands Flee in Boats On May 19th, Myanmar’s president, Thein Sein, signed the “Population Control and Healthcare Law.” This law is part of a package of four bills labeled “race and religion protection bills.” The Population Control Law is written in language that mandates birth spacing and allows local governments to oversee population control initiatives. The law offers no protection against coercion, force, or discrimination. The law is …

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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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