Tuesday, August 23, 2011

silent screams

Biden approves of forced abortions and child murder... or does he even know what he's talking about?

Your policy has been one which I fully understand -- I’m not second-guessing -- of one child per family.
Remarks by Vice President Biden on U.S.-China Relations - August 21, 2011

Birth control has been compulsory in China since 1979 and the official government line that “coercion” is not permitted is flatly contradicted by the facts. Birth control is enforced through quotas allocated to each work or social unit (such as schools factories or villages) with local officials directly responsible for monitoring and enforcement. At a minimum, couples who have “above quota” face punitive action, including heavy fines and loss of employment. In reality, many local authorities resort to much more severe action, including forced abortions and forced sterilizations. Relatives of those accused of having too many children have been held as hostages until fines are paid or the pregnant woman agrees to have an abortion. “Above quota” newborn babies have reportedly been killed by doctors under pressure from officials and at-least one doctor who issued false sterilization certificates was given the death penalty.
Congressional-Executive Commission on China - Committee on Foreign Relations; United States Senate - Testimony By T. Kumar - September 11, 2003

Biden must have not known these facts... of course, he was the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations from 2001 through 2003... but, he wasn't the Chairman on the day Kumar gave this testimony... was he even present?

Biden made this statement while in China, after which he took questions from chinese students... i wonder what questions those missing children would have asked.

i have a question... how many more have to die?


  1. Dare I dip my toe in this forum? If one is allowed to offer rhetorical questions... What if the planet had to support all of the children that are allegedly being lost and would we be pleased with the quality of life they would face? Would we be compelled by our Christian ethic to feed, clothe, shelter and share our world with them as adults? Could the arithmetic progression of this magnitude and in this ethnicity result in our country becoming an infinite minority, that we would accept? Conceding the concerns of 'social engineering' is there a benefit of unrestrained reproduction?

    Shanghai puts 30,000 new cars on there roads each month... just imagine the composite impact of a Chinese "16th Birthday".

    In a direct refutation of the fear mongering conjured up by the first successful Reagan presidential campaign, the great eminent crime wave was seemingly averted by the deferred impact of Roe v. Wade, as noted by award winning Micro-economist Steven Levitt in his book Freakonomics.

    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCH_OewK_KI

    Impact meets rhetoric.

    If this is too much or not a welcomed post, I will retract it in respect to this blog being your space Rick, but I offer these comments in the spirit of civil debate. -Jeff

  2. oh no, please feel free to comment... this is the perfect place to discuss the more controversial subjects.

    i don't have time to respond right now, but i'll get back to this soon... but you are right, the population boom would be difficult to deal with... but does that justify murder?

  3. another point, when thinking long-term, you run into another "Impact meets rhetoric" moment:

    Chinese society is throwing away its little girls at an astounding rate. For every 100 girls registered at birth, there are now 118 little boys - in other words, nearly one seventh of Chinese girl babies are going missing.

    "Some of those girls are alive, they are just not registered," says Professor Zhai Zhenwu, of Beijing's People's University. "Some are abandoned, but many are aborted when the parents find out the foetus is a girl.

    "This is a huge problem for China. We already have about 20 million boys who will never be able to marry because there aren't enough women.

    "That number rises by 1.5 million every year.

    "It will bring crime and prostitution. It will destabilise China."