The American Vice-President is a Catholic who doesn't seem to mind pandering on behalf of the most pro-abortion White House in history. His latest mouthful of horror was offered while visiting China, to whom his country is deeply in debt. Deeply in debt. That said, there are ethics, and there is realpolitik -- the latter shredding the former much like the way that humanity is being shredded across the vast Asian continent.
The following is a portion of Vice-President Joseph Biden's remarks in which he responds to a question about the deficit and America's need to curb spending:
So the savings will be accomplished. But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar concern here in China. You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand -- I’m not second-guessing -- of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.
So hopefully we can act in a way on a problem that's much less severe than yours, and maybe we can learn together from how we can do that.
Interestingly, he points out that there is a harsh financial price to be paid when limiting families to one child: it is not sustainable. But what he glosses over in that equation (each worker supporting four elderly relatives) is the means by which they arrive at this state of affairs -- mandatory sterilisations and forced abortions. But he's not second-guessing that!
Let this woman make it clear to you what is involved:
Even many "pro-choice" advocates can see that this is inhuman -- and yet the aging, fatherly civil servant dares not interfere with the internal policy of the nation to whom we owe money. In fact, we might link arms and chat about how many babies can be sacrificed on the altar of economic growth while not adversely impacting the twilight years of their would be grand-parents.
For shame! Thankfully, the American Speaker of the House (also Catholic), John Boehner responded forcefully:
I’m deeply troubled by the comments reportedly made by the Vice President yesterday regarding China’s reprehensible one-child policy, which has resulted in forced sterilizations and coerced abortions and should not be condoned by any American official. No government on Earth has the authority to place quotas on the value of innocent human life, or to treat life as an economic commodity that can be regulated and taken away on a whim by the state. I hope and trust that the Vice President didn’t actually say what has been reported, and that a correction or clarification from the White House will be forthcoming. The Obama administration should be focusing on jobs for the American people, not encouraging foreign governments to utilize abortion as a means of population and deficit control.
All the deficit control in the world cannot justify killing the most vulnerable among us. This will soon become even more complicated with our own aging population, as fewer young people are asked to bear the costs of sustaining them. That is when aborting our own will logically lead to rationing care for those who acquiesced to such a calculating society. A cold logic that.