Wednesday, April 8, 2009

China's One Child Policy and Its Consequences

So much bravado out there regarding the virtues of totalitarian societies, yet getting the actual impacts of these harmful ideas takes far too long.  The one-child policy harms the society especially the women and children in it. The Acton Institute has this article posted by Anthony Bradley that faces these consequences head on.  Here is an excerpt:

The market for kidnapped boys can be traced directly to China’s family planning policies, which encourage sex-selective abortion of baby girls. In 2005, The New England Journal of Medicine reported that abortion after ultrasoundnography accounts for a large proportion of the decline in female birth rates. Estimates put the number of female sex-selected abortions at 40 million, generating a combination of one of the lowest fertility rates in the world and a disproportionately high number of male births.

Brides have thus become scarce. By 2000, among rural men, 27 percent at age 40 were unmarried. This situation has created demand for other illicit markets: for kidnapping and trafficking women for marriage or sex slavery, and to staff the burgeoning commercial sex industry.

Many are not aware that homosexuality is also a problem in China, and of course, should bring the problem of AIDs to the forefront.  Here you can find an excerpt of a scholarly paper on the issue. Homosexual behaviour without homosexual identity: The case of Chinese men having sex with men (MSM).  Winkelmann C; International Conference on AIDS (15th : 2004 : Bangkok, Thailand). The excerpt itself is informative.  Is China becoming the case study for these nihilistic policies?

1 comment:

  1. Here's a great take & contrast between B Hussein O's policy on "enhanced interrogation", so-called by his administration, "torture", and the freedom of choice to abort a baby up and until birth. It's on a blog called, "Exposing Liberal Lies",