• The Chinese describe themselves as political refugees. Many base that claim on China's strict population laws, which allow them to have only one child. But if we accept them as bona fide political refugees for that reason, doesn't it follow that people living in countries where abortion is illegal (such as Ireland and Poland) should also receive political asylum? After all, their country's policy is forcing them to give birth to unwanted children.

    Ed Koch (1994). “Ed Koch on Everything: Movies, Politics, Personalities, Food and Other Stuff”, Birch Lane Press
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