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China considering change in "one-child" policy?

Catholic World News - July 23, 2012

Pressure is mounting for a change in China’s brutal “one-child” population policy, the New York Times reports.

Stories about forcible abortions have sparked international outrage. But the Times notes:

Pressure to alter the policy is building on other fronts as well, as economists say that China’s aging population and dwindling pool of young, cheap labor will be a significant factor in slowing the nation’s economic growth rate.

Legal scholars, as well as economists and human-rights advocates, have entered the discussion. “I think the right to have children is the right of a citizen,” says one Chinese law professor, expressing a view that the government, to date, has clearly rejected.

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