Friday, January 12, 2007

This does not surprise me at all.

Population Controls, Including Abortion, Spark Gender Imbalance in China; 30 Million More Men Expected in 15 Years

Friday , January 12, 2007
BEIJING — China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women in less than 15 years as a gender imbalance resulting from the country's tough one-child policy becomes more pronounced, state media reported Friday.

The tens of millions of men who will not be able to find a wife could also lead to social instability problems, the China Daily said in a front-page report.

China imposed strict population controls in the 1970s to limit growth of its huge population, but one side effect has been a jump in gender selection of babies. Traditional preferences for a son mean some women abort their baby if an early term sonogram shows it is a girl.

"Discrimination against the female sex remains the primary cause of China's growing gender imbalance," Liu Bohong, vice director of the women studies institute under the All-China Women's Federation, was quoted as saying in a report from the State Population and Family Planning Commission.

Sex selective abortion is prohibited but the government says the practice remains widespread, especially in rural areas.

(The rest of the story.)

Why does this surprise anyone? I have long found China's policies to be absolutely sickening and immoral to the highest degree. May God open their minds, not only to what they are doing to their own babies, but to their greater danger of not knowing God at all.

1 comment:

Marie said...

The article assumes marriage of a man to a woman is a good thing, and the absence of it is a serious problem. Not in accordance with the typical world view, is it? They are right, of course, but if they were consistent, they would not be bothered at all by the disparity.

The other response I have is, this is just occurring to them NOW?