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Vatican to Allow Beijing to Name Bishops



This article originally appeared on OnePeterFive The Vatican is set to sign an agreement with China by the end of the month, one that cedes control over the appointment of bishops to Beijing. In return, we are told, Beijing has agreed to recognize the pope as the head of China’s Catholics. From my position as a longtime observer of the machinations of the Chinese Party-State, this seems like a bad deal. The pope is ceding his very real …

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China Begins “Mobilizing the Masses” to Reproduce



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 resembling …

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Nearly 125 Indian Members of Parliament Back Petition to Introduce a Two-Child Policy



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/wb-India-two-child-091018.mp3 Nearly 125 lawmakers in India’s Parliament have signed a petition to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, calling for a nationwide two-child policy. Members of Parliament (MPs) who signed the petition have called for a law prohibiting Indian couples from having more than two children with stiff penalties for couples who exceed the proposed two-child limit. On August 9th, four MPs from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh met with President Kovind to personally …

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China Stepping Up Measures to Boost the Birth Rate



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_çhina_2_Chld_082918.mp3 Since the Chinese Party-State abandoned its one-child policy two years ago, birth rates across in China have remained stubbornly low. Communist Party officials are beginning to worry that, despite being allowed to have a second child, many couples are choosing not to. Perhaps that is why the two-child policy is being referred to as a “comprehensive two child policy” or a “full two children policy,” (“全面两孩”政策 / “全面二孩”政策). The implications are that couples are …

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Chinese Provincial Government Calls for an End to Birth Restrictions



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_China-Provincial.mp3 The provincial government in Shaanxi, a province in north-central China, has published a report that calls for an abolishment of birth limits under China’s planned birth policy. Currently, China’s two-child policy prohibits couples from having more than two children. In many provinces, couples are allowed a third child only in narrowly-crafted special circumstances that often require government approval, such as when a child has a severe disability or in second marriages. Couples who exceed …

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Victory in Argentina: How We Defeated the International Abortion Lobby and Protected the Right to Life



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_Argentina.mp3 On August 9, 2018, pro-lifers in Argentina won a great victory, not just for Argentinians, but for the entire world. That country’s Senate voted down a bill to legalize abortion. It was a close run. The bill had already passed the Argentinian lower house, called the Chamber of Deputies, and seemed unstoppable. Just two months ago, it did not seem possible to stop the bill in the Senate. But over the last few weeks …

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New HHS Protect Life Rule Would Cut Funding to Abortion Providers—But There’s Still Room for Improvement



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WB_Title_X_081618.mp3 In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new rule proposal that, if adopted, would stop funding for abortion providers through the Department’s Title X family planning program. Pro-life advocates have been calling the new rule “Protect Life Rule.” This rule is a good first step, but there are several ways it could be strengthened. As currently written, the Protect Life Rule would prohibit Title X funding for organizations that …

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25-Year-Old Mom Has Toes Amputated and Hysterectomy after IUD Migrates to Her Stomach



A woman earlier this year was forced to undergo surgery, a hysterectomy, and have her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) migrated to her stomach and liver, the media has reported. “[I] began to have a sharp pain in the bottom right side of my stomach and the first thing that popped in my head was is this that IUD?,” Tanai Smith, a 25-year-old single mom from Baltimore, Maryland, wrote on a GoFundMe page …

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