CHINESE FAMILY PLANNING OFFICIAL YANKED 8-MONTH BABY OUT OF MOTHER, DROPED IN GARBAGE CAN

by  Dave  Anduskor 

I so regularly trash the New York Times for its vast variety of errors of commission and omission that it is only right I offer praise for running “China’s Brutal One-Child Policy,” by novelist Ma Jian.

Ma Jian

Whatever exceptions there may be in the one child policy, especially for the rich, according to Jian, for the poor, “the policy is a flesh-and-blood tiger with claws and fangs.”

Early in the op-ed we read

“Village family-planning officers vigilantly chart the menstrual cycle and pelvic-exam results of every woman of childbearing age in their area. If a woman gets pregnant without permission and is unable to pay the often exorbitant fine for violating the policy, she risks being subjected to a forced abortion.

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