According to the country’s National Health and Family Commission, 13 million abortions occur in China each year.
Who is to blame? To believe China Daily, a media outlet run by the country’s Communist government, the answer is simple: women do not (yet) know enough about contraception.
The cynicism of this statement is astounding even for Chinese standards. No mention of the fact that many Chinese couples would love to have more children than they are allowed to have. No mention of the country’s cruel “one-child policy” that prevents them from doing so, obliging women to obtain a “birth license” from the local government before giving birth. No mention of the forced abortions through which the “one-child policy” is enforced.
13 million is more than twice the total number of Jews killed by the Nazis.
China has a government that is at war with its own population. The result is a hopelessly over-aged society, in which children (and in particular, as a result of sex-selective abortions, girls) are missing. It is a country with no future. “Population control” as a means to enhance the country’s economic development is backfiring: as economists say, “China will be old before it will be rich…”