AFP: China plans tougher laws on sex-selective abortions
Fearing the approach of a ticking "bachelor bomb," China is planning tougher laws against sex-selective abortions that have boosted the number of boys in recent years, state media said Saturday.THIS IS A LIE; THE ROOT CAUSE IS CHINA'S TYRANNICAL SOCIALIST POLICY - FOR THE COMMON GOOD, OF COURSE - WHICH FORCES COUPLES LIMIT THEMSELVES TO ONE CHILD.
The State Council, or cabinet, is drafting special regulations that specify punishments for parents and doctors who abort foetuses after discovering they are female, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Abortions motivated merely by gender are already illegal in China but existing laws do not specify the punishment for such acts, according to Xinhua, which gave no timetable for the new rules.
The sex ratio among Chinese toddlers is becoming ever more skewed as a direct result of the nation's one-child policy.
This is because couples that cannot give birth to an unlimited number of children are more likely to abort female foetuses in the hope of having a much-wanted son.
"The root cause is traditional thinking that boys are better than girls, especially in poverty-stricken areas," said Song Jiang, a population expert at Beijing's Renmin University. "Those people expect boys to support the family."
In some parts of China, sex-selective abortions have created a situation where there are more than three boys for every two girls, Xinhua said in a separate report. In a particularly striking example, there are 163.5 boys for every 100 girls in the city of Lianyungang in east China's Jiangsu province, according to Xinhua.INDIA HAS A SIMILAR PROBLEM WITH FEMALE INFANTICIDE AND FOETICIDE.
The statistics came from the state-controlled China Family Planning Association, which said in a survey that 99 cities had sex ratios higher than 125 boys to 100 girls. Previously published figures have showed that the national average in China in 2005 was nearly 119 boys to every 100 girls. The average global sex ratio at birth is about 105 under "natural" conditions. ...
Demographers are increasingly warning of the dangers the trend poses to social stability in China. The biggest worry is that a huge army of bachelors will result with an estimated 30 million more men than women. Some analysts argue that the disparity could become a force for social instability.
Under the one-child policy, introduced in about 1980, China's urban dwellers are allowed one child, while rural families can have two if the first is a girl.
Ruthless enforcement has triggered widespread opposition, especially in the countryside where children are valued as additional economic muscle. Riots have broken out against forced abortions and other measures, such as heavy fines, the destruction of homes and confiscation of property.
However ruling Communist Party officials and the rich often ignore the law themselves or pay the necessary fines. Despite its unpopularity, the policy has been effective in slowing China's demographic growth.
At 1.3 billion people it already has the world's biggest population but it is expected to be overtaken by India some time this century.
THE ROOT CAUSE OF THESE MURDERS - BY THE MILLIONS - IS SOCIALISM:
- SOCIALISM MAKES THE CHILDREN THAT COUPLES HAVE IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR OWN HOMES A PUBLIC/STATE ISSUE;
- SOCIALISTS - "PROGRESSIVES" - HAVE LONG TREATED THE FETUS AMORALLY, AS NON-HUMAN NOT YET ENDOWED WITH ANY RIGHTS, AND THIS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE EASE WITH WHICH MILLIONS HAVE HAD ABORTIONS FOR GENDER-PREFERENCE REASONS - (OR FOR ANY REASON).
IF WE WANT TO END THE INFANTICIDE AND FOETICDE OF MILLIONS OF OUR FELLOW HUMANS EVERY YEAR, THEN WE NEED TO END SOCIALIST/"PROGRESSIVE" POLICIES.
GOVERNMENTS MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIMIT FAMILY SIZE.
GOVERNMENTS SHOULD HAVE NO BUSINESS TELLING COUPLES HOW MANY CHILDREN TO HAVE.
ONLY SOCIALIST GOVERNMENTS DO HAVE A STAKE IN FAMILY SIZE, AND WHEN GOVERNMENTS ELIMINATE THAT STAKE, THEN THEY WILL ELIMINATE THEIR MOTIVATION FOR LIMITING FAMILY SIZE.
AND THEN, FETICIDE - WHICH IS NOTHING IF NOT THE GENOCIDE OF FEMALE BABIES - WILL END.
More on feticide HERE and HERE. And BBC HERE.