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BOSTON, MA -- As International Women’s Day approaches on Saturday March 8th, Chai Ling and All Girls Allowed urge global focus on China’s One-Child Policy and a swift end to the 35-year-old family planning law. International Women’s Day is defined as a time to ...

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Although more than a week has passed since China put forth its newly tweaked One-Child Policy, echoes of this recent event continue to resonate across the media. Scholars, officials, and citizens in China and beyond have all come to speculate on what a revised family planning policy would mean to the world’s most populous nation.

 

In a practical sense, it means that families in which one...

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One-Child Policy Must Be Abolished, Not Merely Tweaked

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BEIJING, China – The Chinese government announced this week at its Third Plenum that it will “fine-tune” its One-Child Policy, a coercive birth planning policy that has been in place for over 33 years.  The changes will allow couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child.  All Girls Allowed welcomes the news of the policy’s relaxation, but expresses disappointment that the Chinese government has not gone the logical and compassionate...

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GENEVA, Switzerland -- In the United Nations Human Rights Council's recently released quadrennial human rights report on China, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities called for an end to forced abortions and sterilizations against women with disabilities.  The text reads as follows:

 

H.53. CRPD called upon China to revise its laws and policies in order to prohibit compulsory sterilization and forced abortion on women with disabilities. China replied that forced sterilization and abortion were explicitly prohibited under Chinese law.
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WEIFANG, Shandong -- Liu Xinwen and her husband Zhou Guoqiang were sleeping soundly in their home at 4am last Friday when Family Planning Officials kicked down their door, dragged Liu to the People's Hospital of Fangzi District, and forcibly aborted her six-month-old child.  Sky News, a UK-based global news outlet, reported the story with an in-depth TV interview with the couple, as well as a visit to the hospital where the forced abortion took place.

 

While showing the Family Planning Official's footprint on their front...

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According to a recent article by the government-run All-China Women's Federation, about 62% of all women seeking abortions in China are in their 20's, and most are single.  Of all the women that seek abortions, more than half have had one before.  The abortion rate continues to climb, particularly among young teenage women.  According to the department head of one hospital in Tianjin, the number of girls under 16 who are undergoing abortions has been growing by 30...

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, September 25th, marks the 33rd anniversary of China's One-Child Policy, a policy that has taken the lives of countless individuals and torn apart the fabric of Chinese society.  All Girls Allowed is calling on followers of Jesus all around the world to commit this day to the Lord through prayer and fasting, asking him to swiftly bring an end to the twin evils of gendercide and coercive family planning.

 

Under the One-Child Policy, nearly two-thirds of Chinese couples (more than 900 million people) are allowed to have only one child, provided that they have already been legally married.  The toll on life has been...

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BIJIE CITY, Guizhou, China -- According to a report by China Aid Association, forced abortion victim Li Fengfei is recovering after a brutal forced abortion left her in critical condition in July (see original All Girls Allowed report on this case below or at this link).  More details have emerged about both Ms. Li's background and her forced abortion case.

 

Li Fengfei, a peasant girl from the Hmong...

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For many Chinese women, keeping a daughter is a battleand the stakes are unthinkably high.

 

A Chinese woman may not become pregnant without the government’s permission. Under China’s One-Child Policy, all couples must apply for a birth permit before starting a pregnancy. Nearly two-thirds of Chinese couples (more than 900 million people) may have only one child and will be issued only one birth permit in their lives. Pregnancy without a permit is illegal.

 

If an illegal pregnancy is discovered, the mother has two choices: abort the baby or pay an unbearable fine. Chinese data...

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SHANDONG, ChinaChina’s Shandong province recently relaxed part of its notoriously strict One-Child Policy, reported Chinese media this week. Shandong is now the 19th province to allow couples to have a second child at any time if they both came from one-child families. Chinese news sources and social media have widely praised Shandong’s change, hailing it as a sign of the One-Child Policy’s decline.

 

Before this week, a Shandong husband and wife who were both single children could have a second child only if they...