Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Praises China’s One-Child Policy
by Steven Ertelt | Los Angeles, CA | LifeNews.com | 8/10/11 11:13 AM
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has never been out front with criticism of the one-child, forced abortion policy in China and new comments from a former director of one of its California affiliates may explain why.
Planned Parenthood has repeatedly been challenged by pro-life advocates to speak up against the Chinese policy, that limits couples to having just one child and has been responsible for forcing women to have abortions against their will, forced sterilizations, sex-selection abortions, and massive human rights abuses. Now, the former director of Planned Parenthood World Population in Los Angeles is praising the policy.
In a new letter to the editor to the Napa Valley Register newspaper, Norman Fleishman, praises the policy as he offers his support for the Obama administration’s recent decision forcing insurance companies to cover birth control and drugs that can cause abortion.
“The Obama administration’s mandate that all health plans must provide to women, with no charge, all government-approved contraceptives, has already reignited debate on the federal role in health care,” Fleishman writes. “Ah, how I remember “Every child a wanted child,” our motto at Planned Parenthood. And I do welcome this legislation.
Fleishman goes on to condemn the world’s population growth and says the Obama mandate and the one-child policy is needed to stem that.
“Unless we act (this legislation, along with China’s “one child” policy, is a start), the world is doomed to strangle among coils of pitiless exponential growth,” he concludes.
Lisa Graas, a blogger at Live Action, noticed the letter and condemned it and the former Planned Parenthood director for praising the forced abortion one-child policy.
“Will Planned Parenthood denounce this statement from Fleishman?” she asks. “No, because this is what Planned Parenthood is really about. Planned Parenthood receives a great deal of funding from pro-abortion population control activists, including Bill Gates and many others.”
“We might ask ourselves, if these billionaires are so interested in this agenda, why does the Obama Administration believe it’s important to force the rest of us, including religious groups, to help pay for it? It appears that the president’s view that babies are like punishment is manifest today in Fleishman’s op-ed,” Graas writes. “This is what pro-lifers are referring to when we speak of a “Culture of Death“. We think a Culture of Life would be far better.”
The praise for the one-child policy comes as a new study shows more than 163 million girls are missing because of sex-selection abortions, infanticides of girl babies, and the trafficking of young girls who are unwanted.