Tarry for the Nonce

June 29, 2006

No Longer a Choice

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 6:42 pm

Janice posted this in the comments of another post, but Chinese infanticide is so blatant and grotesque that it deserves repetition:

A Chinese county has been ordered to conduct 20,000 abortions and sterilisations before the end of the year . . .

Many of the terminations will have to be conducted forcibly on peasant women to meet the quota . . .

Officials said that, as part of the drive to meet the quota, doctors had been ordered to sterilise women as soon as they gave birth after officially approved pregnancies . . .

Sven Burmester, the United Nations Population Fund representative in Beijing, said: “For all the bad press, China has achieved the impossible. The country has solved its population problem.”

That “bad press” has included reports of babies drowned in paddy fields by officials . . .

Most recently, a woman was reported to have died while trying to escape from officials who were attempting to sterilise her.

Have I mentioned that I find the United Nations equally grotesque? With Japan so worried about not having enough babies and China worried about having so many that they have to exterminate the ones they have, it seems like there might be some sort of obvious agreement which could be reached, if the countries could just overcome certain regional prejudices.

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5 Comments

  1. The Chinese babies could at least make a good servant class in Japan.

    Which is better, killing the babies or making them grow up as a slave labor force? The latter seems more humane and helps the economy. Of course, much of China already is under semi-slavery from what I understand (and I don’t understand much).

    Comment by Gabe Klyber — June 30, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

  2. I just don’t see how witch-hunting pregnant women and dragging them, kicking and screaming, into abortion clinics to forcibly remove the infant solves anyone’s problems. Even from a pro-abortion perspective, there is at least one victim involved. It’s barbaric.

    Comment by laura — June 30, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

  3. Of course my big question with China is, if you have a population problem, then why do you not allow you people to leave your country and go somewhere else to live as they choose? Why are people literally dying in attempts to escape a country who seeks to lower their population to more managable levels?

    Comment by Rob — July 2, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

  4. China doesn’t try to keep people from leaving. North Korea does.

    Comment by Toly — July 3, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

  5. Sven Burmester, the United Nations Population Fund representative in Beijing, said: “For all the bad press, China has achieved the impossible. The country has solved its population problem.”

    Proving once again that for every boot stomping on a man’s face (or in this case, kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach), there is always a Western “progressive” speaking on behalf of the boot.

    You’ve got to love the UN’s ethics. Some Gitmo prisoners are unhappy? Inhumane, abomination, close it down! Eugenics and forced abortions in China? Eh, just “bad press.” Publicity issues, nothing serious. After all, the “problem” has been “solved.”

    Comment by Toly — July 3, 2006 @ 2:22 pm


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