Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio today slammed China’s new two-child policy, saying it will still allow the Communist government third to force women to aborted any children conceived after they have two children.
As LifeNews reported today, China is “ending” it’s one-child policy that prohibits couples from having more than one child. Although the Asian nation is moving to a two child policy for everyone in China, rather than only allowing two children per couple for rural families, a top human rights activist tells LifeNews that the massive abuses such as forced abortions will continue.
According to China’s official news service run by the Communist government, China is reportedly abolishing the draconian pro-abortion one child policy. Started in 1980, the policy, which is the most severe in the world, has resulted in severe human rights abuses. Family planning officials frequently jail couples who refuse to comply, sentence them to house arrest or labor camps, revoke jobs or governmental support, use physical harassment or violence and often target other family members.
There are more than 13 million abortions a year, or 1,500 an hour, in China, according to government researchers. That’s thanks in large part to the one-child policy — which encourages abortions and results in forced abortions and sex-selection abortions.
Despite the apparent good news that China is moving to a two-child policy, Rubio said the new policy presents enormous human rights concerns.
“For over three decades, China’s barbaric One-Child Policy has condemned approximately 37 million Chinese girls – who the policy deemed as unwanted or ‘surplus’ – to abortion, infanticide, abandonment and human trafficking. It has resulted in an unprecedented gender imbalance that will have lasting consequences,” he told LifeNews.
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“While the decision to allow Chinese couples to have two children is a modest improvement, the policy is still repressive. The fact remains that when couples conceive a third child, the Chinese government will force them to eliminate him or her, by any means necessary,” he said.
Rubio continued: “A two-child policy is as indefensible and inhumane as a one child policy, and it would be a mistake to assume this change in anyway reflects a newfound respect for human rights by Beijing. The U.S. must continue advocating for the complete elimination of government-forced population planning as well as the fundamental rights of all Chinese citizens, including the unborn, to live up to their God-given potential.”
The presidential candidate’s comments echo those of other pro-life advocates who are concerned that the two-child policy isn’t much of an improvement.