Is China Planning to Change the One-Child Policy?

An intriguing article in the Shanghaiist speculates that perhaps China is considering revising their one-child policy.

This article is based on recommendations that came from The China Development Foundation, which is a government think tank. The recommendations include going to a two-child policy in some provinces this year and moving toward a national two-child policy by 2015.

Whether or not these recommendations will be enacted, it sounds as if they will still leave the decision of how many children a couple may have in the government’s hands. Up until now, this had led to government mandated forced abortions and other atrocities against women.

The Shanghaiist article says in part:

The China Development Research Foundation, a government think tank, has called for the immediate phasing-out of the one-child policy and for all Chinese families to be allowed two children by 2015.

Xie Meng, a press affairs official with the foundation, said the final version of the report wil be released “in a week or two.” But Chinese state media have been given advance copies. The official Xinhua News Agency said the foundation recommends a two-child policy in some provinces from this year and a nationwide two-child policy by 2015. It proposes all birth limits be dropped by 2020, Xinhua reported.”China has paid a huge political and social cost for the policy, as it has resulted in social conflict, high administrative costs and led indirectly to a long-term gender imbalance at birth,” Xinhua said, citing the report. (Read more here.)

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China Provinces Force Christian Women to Have Late-Term Abortions |

China Provinces Force Christian Women to Have Late-Term Abortions |

China’s policy of forced abortions has been an ongoing crime against humanity for decades.

It has continued while administrations from both political parties have sat in the White House, and majorities of both political parties have controlled Congress. Despite their pious campaign statements, neither party has done anything useful to address this problem.

Forced abortions have continued unabated while America has exported much of our industrial base to China, turning China into a massive economic power and destroying our own economy.

Forced abortion has contributed to the imbalance in China’s population, with young men outnumbering young women, since baby girls are more often murdered in this fashion than baby boys.

Now, it appears that China has added Christian persecution to its list of crimes by singling out Christian mothers for forced abortions.

Despite campaign rhetoric to the contrary, it is highly unlikely that our government will address this horror in a meaningful fashion, no matter who wins in November. Money and corporate interests have ruled our relations with China for decades and I would guess this is unlikely to change.

In the words of our fellow blogger at St Anne Center for Reproductive Health, St Gianna pray for us!

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