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China’s Two-Child Policy Still Impedes Women’s Reproductive Rights

New York Times: Still No Dignity for Chinese Women
Sheng Keyi, Chinese novelist

“…[D]ropping the one-child policy will not end the [Chinese] government’s control of women’s bodies. We still will not have the final say when it comes to our reproductive rights. … [A] two-child policy means the state can and will still interfere in the decisions women make about their bodies and their families. … The policy shift is merely a nod to China’s troubling gender imbalance and the rapidly aging population. The nature of the system will remain the same: It still tramples people’s dignity and still places the interests of the state ahead of ordinary citizens. The two-child policy is too little, too late” (11/10).