China Ends One-Child Policy, Adopts Two-Child Policy
(UPDATED) But Communist Party's shift does not address the root problem, say watchdog groups.
years. "Instituting a two-child policy will not end forced abortion, gendercide, or family planning regulations in China," said Littlejohn in a statement. "Couples
The Heart of the Gendercide Problem
What the church can do to address the issues underlying global violence against women.
Opinion. The Heart of the Gendercide Problem. To do so, we start with the gospel and the theological orientation of the cross. As I write in The Cross and Gendercide:
One-Child Policy Tweak Fails in China
There are 116 boys to 100 girls nationwide. Forced abortions, sterilizations are still widespread.
Allowed (AGA), based in Boston. It is one of the leading Christian groups fighting gendercide and sex-selective abortions. The AGA website hosts an
Morning Roundup 7/31/14
Not Another Charity Case; Family Tree; Mental Illness
systems that maintain material and physical deprivation are often met by resistance by faithful Christians," Gerhardt says in her new book, The Cross and Gendercide (InterVarsity, 2014
Genocide in Shades of Pink
What if every female in America suddenly disappeared? It would feel a lot like Asia, where sex-selective abortion has taken 163 million girls. How the gospel is slowly turning the tide on the quiet holocaust.
But it succeeded in one sense: Americans were now talking about gender-based abortion (dubbed "gendercide" by feminist Mary Anne Warren in the mid-1980s).
The Holocaust Happening Right Under Our Noses
In some countries, hearing "It's a girl" is no cause for celebration—it's a death sentence. A new film captures global gendercide.
In some countries, hearing "It's a girl" is no cause for celebration— it's a death sentence. A new film captures global gendercide. Reporting. A new film captures global gendercide.
India Punishes 100 Doctors for Gendercide
Physicians accused of illegally performing sex-selective abortions.
India Punishes 100 Doctors for Gendercide. Other CT coverage of gendercide includes an interview with Nickolas Kristof, coauthor of "Half the Sky," which investigates gender injustice.
China Relaxes One-Child Policy, But Doesn't Expect Baby Boom
Controversial restrictions reduced population by 400 million. Now more couples permitted two children without penalty.
The coercive enforcement of China's One Child Policy is its core. CT has provided extensive coverage of gendercide, a consequence of the one-child policy, including:
What do Down Syndrome, Abortion, and Baby Girls Have to do with One Another?
"Statistics also suggest that at least 50% of all fetuses with Down syndrome in the US are aborted. That rate becomes higher among women who have a prenatal diagnosis of DS (probably 70%) and higher still when talking about other Western nations (90%). So, while being born a girl in Asia is not exactly the same as being born with Down syndrome here, I wanted to suggest some parallels."
comments here. My essay compares "gendercide" in some Asian countries to selective abortion of fetuses with Down syndrome in the United States. Statistics
Waking Up the Church to Gender Injustice
A CT interview with "Half the Sky" coauthor Nicholas Kristof.
I met with Kristof in between services to discuss sex-selective abortions, one of the basest forms of "gendercide"—a term used to describe the deliberate extermination of girls and