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How many have died because of China’s 31 years of allowing only one child per family?

We’ve just passed another anniversary of China’s one-child policy, instituted on September 25, 1980.

When put into law, the Chinese government said it was an emergency measure that would be left in place for 30 years.

“Since the day the policy began, horrible things have happened. When families can have only one child, they choose boys. Mothers who give birth to baby girls are condemned within their culture and are often rejected by their husbands or in-laws. Trying again for a boy is dangerous. Second-time Mothers face exorbitant fines or a forced abortion,” write the editors of LifeSiteNews.

They offer this video, which estimates 37 million girls have been killed.

37 Seconds from All Girls Allowed on Vimeo.

However, is that number low?

“During a meeting with members of the House Budget Committee,” writes Stephen Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, ”Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) asked GaoQiang, who served for two years as the Party Secretary for the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China, about the country’s population control policy.

“Through an interpreter, Party Secretary Gao responded that the population of China is 400 million less than it would have been had the Party not adopted and enforced a one-child policy. He went on to say that China had prevented more births than the population of the United States, which currently stands at 312 million.”

So, which is it — 37 million or 400 million? Either number is astronomical.

One explanation is that 37 girls were actually aborted after conception or killed upon birth. However, the 400 million figure represents China’s projected population growth had the policy — which included birth control — not been adopted, if the tradition of four, five or more children per Chinese family had continued for the last 30 years.

“That senior Chinese Communist Party officials continue to tout how ‘successful’ their brutal population control policy has been in eliminating people,” writes Mosher, “reveals their absolute contempt for international standards of human rights. After all, these numbers were achieved by forcing young women, some in the final months of pregnancy, to have abortions, an act that was declared by the Nuremburg Tribunals to be a crime against humanity.”

“Think about China’s astonishing economic performance — its annual GDP growth over the past three decades is close to 10 percent — once the Communist Party stopped trying to control all economic activity. Think of the tremendous work ethic of the Chinese people and their dedication to educating their children. Then ask yourself: Is China really better off because its leadership has eliminated 400 million one of the most intelligent, hard working, and entrepreneurially minded peoples the world has ever seen?



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Arinola

posted September 29, 2011 at 6:00 am


This is horrible. Some of the children killed would definitely have carried wonderful destinies that could have impacted China positively and made them better for it in all socio economic areas. Beside being a crime against humanity, it is blasphemy against God.



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BARBARA

posted September 29, 2011 at 8:23 am


What good did it do to kill so many people? Their thought line is basically stupid and thoughtless. We will never know what an impact these kids could’ve had thanks to CHINA! Simply ignorant on their part. Lord have mercy and forgive them for they know not what they do..Amen



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mary

posted October 1, 2011 at 8:03 am


praise God they will b accountable for all those deaths and the hurt an pain they put the families through.they girls should not be killed but rather given a chance to live an let people adopt them if the parents can’t keep them.in Jesus Name Amen



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Kalbessa Gaga

posted October 1, 2011 at 8:40 am


What a horoble ? Wake up People of China !!!
The Power is in your hands if you UNIT and
STAND TOGETHER to STOP this CRIME of KILLINGS INOCENTS. Show the World the Right and Power you are borne with. Specially
Women Stand up together and SAY NO MORE to your Politicians who are selfish, Brutals
and senseless .



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Jonathan N Gardiner

posted October 1, 2011 at 11:10 am


This is almost to terrible to comment on.This came to mind.Did not God the creator of heaven and earth said”Be fruitful,and multiply,and fill the earth.(Genesis.9:1).KJV.

(2) How can any godly people or nation can do business with a murderous set of people and nation?
And finally when these people do leave their country and come to a so-called democratic country they are oppress even worst than if they were in their own country.

This also is terrible.



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Lesly Bell

posted October 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm


I feel that the effort to keep the population down was great, however the thing about wanting only boys and killing the girls really lacked thought! ty



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marilyn

posted October 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm


What is the difference, slaughtering of the blood of innocent will bring the judgements of God. The U. S. A. Is no different. Look at the abortions in our own country, before casting stones on another. God will judge harshly and is for these crimes. So sad, if the world would only repent and draw near unto the Lord, He would heal the lands.



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Kathy

posted October 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm


What are you trying to do promote a homosexual society. If you keep killing your girls, you need them to procreate…PRETTY DERN STUPID!!!..



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Ponce Anderson

posted October 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm


I suppose that soon males will have to have babies for real if they are killing the females.



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monty solis

posted May 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm


i think there just thinking about themselves
not about the future of humans but i beleived they dont have the power to make decisions as those life is sacrad and must be always



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