The Chinese Communist party announced that it is lifting its one-child policy, which led to the forced abortion of millions of children.
Not that the party is becoming pro-life: The policy led to a demographic mess, with an imbalance of more men than women (girls being most frequently aborted) and a shortage of new workers that threatens the nation’s economic growth. Nor is the party embracing any kind of freedom, in which couples can choose how many children they have. Now married couples will be allowed to have two children, but no more.
After the jump, excerpts and a link to a rather remarkable article in the usually pro-abortion Washington Post about the “horrors” of the one-child policy. [Read more…]