Thursday, July 05, 2012

Life Links 7/5/12

Fifteen Chinese scholars have issued a public letter calling for Chinese government to rethink their one-child policy.
"The birth approval system built on the idea of controlling population size as emphasized in the current ‘Population and Family Planning Law' does not accord with provisions on the protection of human rights contained in the nation's constitution," the authors of Thursday's letter wrote, adding that a rewriting of the law was "imperative."
Researchers with the Research Development Center, a prominent government-affiliated think tank, added their voices to the chorus on Tuesday with an open call for Beijing to consider revising the policy, though they made no mention of Ms. Feng. Instead, the researchers focused on China's rapidly aging population and a predicted dearth of young workers that some have said could bring about a demographic crisis.

In Tennessee, the Obama administration is doing their best to keep Planned Parenthood affiliates open. After the Shelby County Commission voted in 2011 to contract with Christ Community Health Centers for family planning services, the Obama administration has jumped in to help the Planned Parenthood affiliate with 400K.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has announced Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region has been awarded $395,000 for its Title X Family Planning Services Program......

"Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region has been helping Memphis and Shelby County residents get the health care they need to lead happier, healthier lives for years," Cohen, D-Memphis, said in a release. "These new federal funds will help ensure the Title X Family Planning Program reaches those who need help the most in underserved communities."

NPR has a long story on forced abortion, the one-child policy and future population problems in China.

A husband and wife abortionist team in India has been arrested on suspicion of performing sex-selection abortions. They were on the run for 2 weeks after one of their midwives was caught attempting to bury an aborted female child.

1 comment:

  1. Sigh. The NPR link takes you -- or takes me, anyway -- to a blank page.