Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Global One Child Policy?

You knew it was coming... We've seen calls to regulate everything from the energy-efficiency of televisions to what we eat. Now Canadian writer Diane Francis is calling for a planetary one child policy like China's. From her Financial Post piece:

"China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class
grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the
one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the

This is insane on so many levels I hardly know where to begin.

Is this a liberal female making a statement about the reproductive rights of other women? Shouldn't someone be taking away her membership card for this transgression? After decades of liberals trumpeting the untouchable rights of women to determine their own reproductive choices? Jonah Goldberg writes in NationalReviewOnline:

Imagine if someone wrote an op-ed saying that we need a planetary ban on
abortion. Feminists would get their dresses over their heads in outrage about
such a naked assault on "reproductive freedom."

Indeed. But you have to remember, those staunch abortion rights supporters have never been about "reproductive freedom" -- they're about "abortion freedom". From the beginning of the abortion fight there have been those who claim to support choice for all women while deriding women whose choice is motherhood. Many of the same feminists who say reproduction should be an individual decision have been beside themselves at Sarah Palin's decision to have five children - one of them special needs, no less.

When President Obama appointed John Holdren "science czar", the blogosphere exploded with the news that Holdren was in favor of forced abortions, birth control in the drinking water and mass sterilizations. This was immediately dismissed by the left. "That was in the 70's! And that's not what he said!" (Never mind that thanks to Zombie, we can read exactly what he said... And he did say it.)

Now we see what many of us suspected. Some (I'd guess many) on the left do think this is a peachy idea. It's one more addition to the list of controls they'd like. And of course, a "planetary" one child law would require a "planetary" government to enforce it, another goal many of us have long suspected.

May I make a suggestion to those of you who would support such a disgusting policy? You go first.

That's right. Go get sterilized. Let's exercise our "reproductive choice" here. You go get sterilized, and leave the rest of us to make our choice. (I've made mine. As a parent of six, I'll not apologize for a one of them.)

And while we're talking about choosing, seems Ms. Francis has some choices of her own to make. You see, according to her bio Diane Francis (who claims to be conservative) has TWO children.

Well, Ms. Francis... I hereby request you put your money where your mouth is.

Pick one.

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