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As a result of forced sterilisations, 4.6 million women can no longer have children in India
The figure is from 2012. In order to keep in check the birth rate, forced tubal ligament is a top "contraceptive" method used in the country. Poor illiterate women are the most affected. In exchange for US$ 10, many accept to undergo the operation without knowing that they will become sterile. Yet, children continue to be born at a rate of about 18 million each year.
Forced abortions in China: you (and the UN) are funding them
The president of Womenâ€™s Rights Without Frontiers appeals for a stop to funding by international organisations that support forced abortions and sterilisations in China.
Filipino economic lobbies press for population controls
President Arroyo hopes to launch responsible parenthood programmes.
Chen Guangcheng, practically still in prison
Despite serving a four-year sentence, the well-known blind lawyer, famous for his fight against forced abortions, says he is free only in his home. Still, he pledged to continue his fight for a more just China.
Fines and prison terms for not practicing contraception
A committee of the Filipino Congress approved a bill on population control that would fine and sentence violators to prison terms. For Archbishop Capalla, it is a myth to think that having fewer children will bring wealth.
In the Year of the Horse, Singapore's PM calls for more marriages and children
In his message to the nation for the Lunar New Year, Lee Hsien Loong focuses on the birth rate. Last year, the rate dropped from 1.29 in 2012 to 1.19. On Valentine's Day, 300 couples will be married. The goal is to bring the birth rate to the replacement minimum of 2.1.
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