|In this edition of E-Notes:|
|Dianne Edmondson, Executive Director, Dianne@rnclife.org||January 10, 2011|
Global One-Child Policy Proposed by CNN Founder
Think that a government-enforced one-child policy could only happen in a dictatorship like China? Think again! Ted Turner, founder of CNN, recently proposed that governments world-wide (including the U.S.A.) enact "voluntary" one-child per couple policies immediately. Turner's panic over "global warming" is driving his proposal.
Turner claims that he doesn't favor criminalization of unplanned second pregnancies or forced abortions, followed by sterilizations, such as China practices. In fact, Turner denies that such things really happen in China, even though his own CNN has done programs on these barbaric practices.
However, Steven W. Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute and internationally recognized China expert calls Turner's denial "absurd" and explains that in his 30 years of studying China's forced population control, he has evidence of women arrested for the "crime" of being pregnant with an illegal child, who are then subjected to detention and are forced to abort, prior to sterilization.
A recent article in the Dallas Morning News pointed out that since the one-child family planning policy was adopted in China in 1979, it has had a dramatic and unintended effect on that Communist country. Today, China has a huge surplus of 32 million extra men, thanks to its cultural preference for boys, and a fertility rate of only 1.5 children per woman, which is below replacement rate. Thus, in 20 years, 30% of China's urban population will be elderly and it will face a demographic crisis which will dwarf America's baby boom social security problem.
After swearing in the new Republican Congress, Speaker John Boehner begin the reading of the U.S. Constitution during the Opening Session. Both Republicans and Democrats participated in this historic event.
Then, by a 236-181 vote, Republicans approved the rules for debate for the legislation they will soon enact to repeal the government takeover of health care. Included in the rules is a provision to consider H. Res. 9, which would instruct the appropriate House Committee to replace ObamaCare with legislation to "prohibit taxpayer funding for abortions and provide conscience protections for health care providers."
Iowa Congressman Steve King explains that the Congress can take three steps to dump ObamaCare: 1) repeal the legislation which was forced through the Congress last year when pro-life Democrats caved in to Presidential pressure and false promises; 2) cut off all funding for Obamacare to "starve the beast;" and 3) to again pass the repealing legislation in 2012 when, hopefully, the GOP will have a veto-proof Senate and/or a Republican occupies the White House.
Also in the works is the bill (H.R. 217) to cut off federal taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood under Title X, filed by Indiana Congressman Mike Pence. PP is, of course, the country's largest abortion provider.
ACTION: Urge your Congressman/woman to support this first step in repealing Obamacare and its companion bill which specifically prohibits taxpayer funding for abortions.
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