Canada’s National Post Paper Promotes China’s One-Child, Forced Abortion Policy

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 10, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Canada’s National Post Paper Promotes China’s One-Child, Forced Abortion Policy

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 10
, 2009

Ottawa, Canada ( — Canada’s nationwide newspaper, the National Post, is generating controversy today with an editorial that promote China’s one-child, forced abortion policy. That’s the program that makes it so couples can’t have two or more children and it has been enforced with human rights abuses nationwide.

Diane Francis, of the Post writes today that, "The whole world needs to adopt China’s one-child policy" — calling it an "inconvenient truth."

The editorial comes at a time when international leaders are meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss the much-disputed climate change theory.

"The ‘inconvenient truth’ overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world," Francis writes. "A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days."

"Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict," she claims.

Francis says none of the policies any governments could enact will do anything to curb supposed environmental problems "unless a China one-child policy is imposed."

But, she says that won’t happen because pro-life groups are around to condemn the population control position and its mandates, forced abortions and other human rights abuses — none of which she named in her article as resulting from the Chinese policy.

"Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world’s big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control," she lamented.

Francis doesn’t just ignore the human rights abuses, forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations that happen under China’s one-child family planning policy.

She ignores the fact that much of the world is experiencing severe underpopulation — with not enough people to care for an aging population, worker shortages and, in China’s case, a lack of girls that is fostering kidnapping, prostitution and sexual trafficking.

Barry McLerran, producer of both "Demographic Winter" and the just-released sequel, "Demographic Bomb," says Japan, for example, has one of the 10 lowest birthrates in the world — 1.25 children per woman despite a birth rate of 2.13 needed to replace current population.

Instead of prohibiting abortions, McLerran says Japan will try tactics used in Russia, where abortion has decimated its population, that have failed to work.

"The incoming government has announced it will pay a $270-per month subsidy to families for every child. Russia, which has a birth rate of 1.17, has been doing something similar for several years, without significant results," he says.

"Demographic Winter" describes the causes and consequences of plummeting birth rates worldwide, which are down more than 50% in the past 40 years due to massive legalization of abortion around the world.

To maintain a stable population requires a birthrate of 2.1 children per woman. Italy’s rate is 1.2. In Spain, the average is just 1.15.

Russia is losing 700,000 people a year by attrition. If the trend isn’t reversed, by 2050, the nation could lose one-third of its current population (146 million).

Economist Robert J. Samuelson wrote about depopulation graphically in a Washington Post column.

"Western Europe’s population grows dramatically grayer, projects the U.S. Census Bureau. Now about one-sixth of the population is 65 and older. By 2030 that would be one-fourth, and by 2050 almost one-third," he said.

Contact Francis with your rebuttal at [email protected]

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