NEW NUMBER, SAME DISASTER
China’s one-child policy has become a two-child policy.
But make no mistake -- it’s a new policy but not improved.
By: John Stonestreet
The story is far more common than many are willing to admit: A married couple was sitting peacefully at home when suddenly, government officials forced their way in, grabbed the wife who was seven-months pregnant, and took her away.
Here are the husband’s own words, as he described to the Washington Post what happened in the hospital, “They grabbed my wife’s body like they were grabbing a pig…and injected a shot into her belly.” The injection caused labor, and a living baby boy was delivered. Doctors shoved the infant into a plastic bag and ordered the couple to pay for burial expenses.
Multiply this scenario thousands of times, and you’ll have an idea of the evil China’s infamous One-Child Policy has wrought.
Now, you may have just heard that China just announced it is lifting the policy and replacing it with a two-child policy. Many media outlets made this sound like a huge improvement, and to a culture that only values children based on whether we want them or not, I guess that makes sense. But don’t be fooled: it’s only a slightly-less terrible policy than before. The Chinese government did not wake up one morning and realize, “Whoa, this one-child policy is immoral.” No, the new policy is based on new economic and practical calculations. Count on it: Children are still not seen as intrinsically valuable. The forced abortions and sterilizations will continue.