The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that China will ease its one-child policy. The media — legacy and social — were quick to celebrate the coming end of the one-child policy that is often enforced with coerced abortion. But as Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers says the changes are actually a minor “tweak” because “China will now lift the ban on a second child, if either parent is an only child.” Furthermore, Beijing is not promising “to end forced abortion, forced sterilization or forced contraception” and she reminds us that “The coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy is its core.” So even if the one-child policy were truly relaxed to become a two-child policy, it would still be enforced by the brutal actions of communist family planning bureaucrats; as Littlejohn explains:
Regardless of the number of children allowed, women who get pregnant without permission will still be dragged out of their homes, strapped down to tables and forced to abort babies that they want, even up to the ninth month of pregnancy. It does not matter whether you are pro-life or pro-choice on this issue. No one supports forced abortion, because it is not a choice.