No choice in one-child policy
A former Planned Parenthood executive's promotion of ObamaCare and China's one-child policy has sparked the criticism of pro-life groups that point out population control is not "choice."
Norman Fleishman recently expressed his understanding of the Chinese policy in a published editorial for the Napa Valley Register, suggesting the U.S. will eventually "strangle" its own population "among the coils of pitiless exponential growth." Reggie Littlejohn of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, a group that fights forced abortion, decides that Fleishman is either ignorant about the one-child policy, or he supports it in spite of the facts.
"The one-child policy is enforced through forced abortion, forced sterilization, and infanticide, and it's the greatest women's rights violation in the entire world today because one in every five women comes under it," Littlejohn notes.
Reggie LittlejohnAnd she argues that the only way to enforce the policy is through coercion. In China, for instance, her organization says the Communist Party functions as the "womb police." So, since Planned Parenthood is publicly funded, she thinks the abortion-provider needs to clarify whether its former executive speaks for the organization on population control, or if it truly stands for choice.
"If at the same time one of their former directors is saying that we should have the one-child policy, that is anti-choice; that is forcing women to abort babies that they want," the pro-lifer reasons. "So Planned Parenthood needs to answer the question: Are they in favor of choice, or are they in favor of population control -- even if that means coercion?"
She further argues that governments that enforce the one-child policy treat women as second-class citizens, and Littlejohn warns that that would be the case if it were implemented in the United States. She further notes that Vice President Joe Biden has also voiced his understanding for China's enforcement of the policy. http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1417692