Little change in practice for China’s one-child family policy

‘Rollback’ doesn’t mean end to forced abortions

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The State Department “should make it clear that any sort of amicable relationship between our two countries is contingent upon the end of this abusive policy,” Nora Sullivan of the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute wrote Friday.

According to media and government reports, China’s population is 1.34 billion, and its fertility rate is around 1.6 children per woman, below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman. Initial estimates of the new policy said it might produce an extra 1 million to 2 million children, raising China’s fertility rate to 1.7 or higher.

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