A surprising announcement recently came from the Communist Party in China, indicating that the party’s leadership will rescind the nation’s infamous one child only policy and replace it with, what’s in effect, a two-child policy.
Adam Taylor in the Washington Post explains, “The decision appears to have been driven by concerns that the country’s low fertility rate would create a crisis that eventually could threaten the legitimacy of Communist Party rule.”
In other words, the Chinese Communist Party made this decision, not for the good of people, not for the sanctity of human life, not out of respect for marriage, but out of concern for its own existence.
The documented horrors under the one child policy of forced abortions, compulsory sterilization and infanticide will certainly continue under the two-child policy. After all, a totalitarian regime always does what is perceived to be in its own interest.
People looking at the headlines coming out of China about this announcement are likely to think it’s good news. But a closer look at the reality reminds us it’s not nearly good enough.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/231691157″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]