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The following report was written by Sister Xia, an All Girls Allowed field worker in China.

 


 

A 20-year-old girl named Lanlan joined our Baby Shower Program two months ago. After losing her father at age 15, Lanlan moved to live with her grandma who is a follower of Christ. Although Lanlan went to church...

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Dust and Ash Heaps

by Sister Yan and Sister Zhong, All Girls Allowed Field Workers

 

Holding our noses with one hand and fighting off flies with another, we made our way through what might be the worst place to visit on a scorching hot day in June.

 

Despite being loaded with trash, the landfill still felt strangely barren. There were no signs of life, none other than those dreadful flies which hovered like ominous dark clouds over a vast ocean of broken bottles, old newspapers, and rotten food. We had been led here by the...

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Today Is the Day the Lord Has Made! 

China Announces End to One-Child Policy

by Chai Ling and the All Girls Allowed Team

 

October 29th, 2015 started as a rainy, cloudy, and cold day in Boston, MA. But that is far from how the day will forever be remembered.

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“For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne...

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On July 10, Chinese state media Xinhua announced that 29 of China’s 31 provinces have officially adopted what All Girls Allowed calls the “selective two-child policy”. The Chinese government announced this policy change last November, and on January 17, Zhejiang became the first province to ease the One-Child Policy in this way. Now the only regions that have not implemented the One-Child Policy change are Tibet and Xinjiang.

 

The selective two-child policy allows parents to have two children if one of the parents is an only child themselves. Previously,...

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China’s One-Child Policy is responsible for the deaths of 400 million babies in the last three decades. Since the policy’s implementation, an epidemic of gendercide has swept China because families prefer to have male children.  Gendercide in China is receiving media attention now, but what about gendercide in other countries? Is China the only one?

 

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In October 2013, the Ministry of Health and Family Planning launched a crackdown on illegal medical practices. These illegal practices included facilities with unlicensed doctors, illegal family-planning clinics, and sex-selective abortion providers. The year-long campaign has closed over 5,000 illegal clinics so far. According to People Daily, 7,316 illegal practices were reported in the first three months of the crackdown, and so far 6,538...

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I sit down with Jia at her kitchen table. She’s holding her beautiful 5-month old son and everything seems quiet and peaceful in her pleasant apartment just outside of Boston. While she feeds the baby, she starts to tell me her story. She speaks quietly, but is very confident in what she...

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BOSTON, MA -- As International Women’s Day approaches on Saturday March 8th, Chai Ling and All Girls Allowed urge global focus on China’s One-Child Policy and a swift end to the 34-year-old family planning law. International Women’s Day is defined as a time to ...