Wednesday, July 30, 2014

China’s One Child Policy ‘Reform’ Won’t End Abuses: Reggie Littlejohn Interview on Radio Free Asia

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A Chinese mother looks at her newborn baby at a hospital in Shenyang city, northeast China’s Liaoning province, March 20, 2014.

China’s One Child Policy ‘Reform’ Won’t End Abuses: US Group
By Richard Finney and Nadia Usaeva
(Radio Free Asia) – Changes recently introduced to China’s brutal one-child policy are not likely to reduce the number of forced abortions or ease human trafficking in the country, according to a prominent American women’s rights activist whose group is battling forced abortion and sexual slavery in China.
Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of California-based Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said Beijing’s move allowing couples to have two children if either parent is an only child under a so-called reform of the one-child policy “is not going to end gendercide,” the voluntary sex-selective abortion of baby girls.
“And even if it did—even if the numbers of girls improved immediately in response to this modification of the one-child policy—the effect of that would not be felt on human trafficking for decades to come,” she said in an interview with RFA.
A traditional preference for boys among Chinese families has created a gender imbalance as some couples opt for sex-selective abortions.
Littlejohn said that while the Chinese government has promised to end gendercide, “they have not taken any effective action whatsoever.” Read More


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