China Changes One-Child Policy: Still Oppressing Women

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington D.C. – China has announced it will allow two children for every couple, as opposed to the country’s one-child policy that was put into place in the 1970s. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, said today:

“How pathetic that the authoritarian Communist regime in China thinks they deserve a pat on the back for magnanimously ‘allowing’ women to give birth to two instead of one child.  This goes to the very heart of individual liberty.

“China continues to oppress women through forced abortion and other human rights violations. Chinese data show an average of 35,000 abortions are performed per day and according to Steven Mosher, President of Population Research Institute, most of the millions of abortions carried out in China are done forcibly.

“The U.S. State Department must more forcefully press for reform in China.  However, as the U.S.’s largest creditor, we clearly come at this from a point of weakness.  The members of Concerned Women for America will continue to pray for freedom for the Chinese people.”

For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at or 712-269-1724.