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China Reportedly Abolishes Pro-Abortion One-Child Policy

A woman holds a child on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on November 9, 2012. The week-long congress, held every five years, will end with a transition of power to Vice President Xi Jinping, who will govern for the coming decade amid growing pressure for reform of the communist regime's iron-clad grip on power. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

According to China’s official news service run by the Communist government, China is reportedly abolishing the draconian pro-abortion one child policy that only allows families in urban areas to have one child and rural families to have two children. The new policy will reportedly allow two children per family.

Started in 1980, the policy, which is the most severe in the world, has resulted in severe human rights abuses. Family planning officials frequently jail couples who refuse to comply, sentence them to house arrest or labor camps, revoke jobs or governmental support, use physical harassment or violence and often target other family members.

There are more than 13 million abortions a year, or 1,500 an hour, in China, according to government researchers. That’s thanks in large part to the one-child policy — which encourages abortions and results in forced abortions and sex-selection abortions.

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