Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Truth About China

So China is starting to rethink its one child policy. In case you didn't know, for years China has used forced abortions to keep its population at one child per family in the city and two children per family in the country. Since boys are considered more valuable than girls there, baby girls are often found lying on the roadside, left to die, while parents try again for a boy before they reach the limit.

This quote from an article about the possible policy change has got to be the understatement of the year:

China says its policies have prevented several hundred million births and boosted prosperity....

"Prevented"? That's one way to say it.

So, the Chinese government is obviously ok with murdering several hundred million people in order to become more prosperous. Let's all think about that the next time we buy something made in China. We're supporting a murderous regime.


Janet said...


BarbaraLee said...

I agree. I tried buy things that were just American made. What a joke. I didn't find anything. How are we to support the USA economny if we can't find any to buy?

Barbara Frank said...

Janet, as an adoptive mom, you already know the truth about China.

Barbaralee, it's not easy, and you have to look hard and sometimes pay more. But there's stuff out there. For example, I just found a great deal on men's socks at Target on clearance and made in the USA. I scooped them up :)