AA MISC.: Giant Diamond at Mass Wedding Provided by DeBeers | Shanghai, China

Giant Diamond at Mass Wedding Provided by DeBeers | Shanghai, China

As recently as the 1970s, the subject of population control was less controversial, partly because the baby boom years had given rise to concerns about scarcity of resources, some population experts and environmentalists said. Then came China’s coercive one-child policy and a rise in social conservatism in the United States, combined with the country’s aversion to anything perceived as restricting individual freedoms, be it the right to bear arms or children.

—Mireya Navarro, New York Times, October 31, 2011

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