As Prison Planet notes, China's one-child policy still stands, with no discernable protests from the "enlighened" West. We begin with a piece cited from the Epoch Times, which gives an account of an incident from June, in which a woman in her last weeks of pregnancy was kidnapped by representatives of the Birth Control Office, who brought her to a site where the unborn child was injected with poison. The story notes that she was of "advanced maternal age" (unexplained) but that the child was healthy.
Half a dozen men pushed the woman down on a bed and injected her with a drug to induce labor. The woman fought desperately and got away twice, but not the third time.
In the early morning of June 12, the woman had repeated pains in her abdomen. At around 6 a.m., she had a stillbirth. The injection had poisoned and killed the fetus. According to the doctor, immediately after the woman’s placenta was passed, she had a massive hemorrhage. She died after hospital staff attempted an emergency rescue.
Although the husband wasn't there, he was offered a paltry compensation, and she was immediately cremated, making the reader wonder when and how he actually learned what had happened.
Holy Week began with another documented case of murder, this time in Moshan, which is in the Shandong province of China:
Because the parents of the baby already had a child, they were hunted down and forced to comply with China’s draconian one child policy. The mother was injected with a poison that induced an abortion, but after the baby was “pulled out inhumanly like a piece of meat,” it was still alive and began to cry before doctors slung the defenseless child into a bucket and left it to die.
Trading rights with China, the current trade imbalance and national debt drives our foreign policy. Although millions of women are regularly abused in this way, and millions of babies snuffed out, it doesn't register on the financial spread sheet. On towards the Passion...
ADDENDUM: LifeSiteNews adds a sad footnote by passing along the news that approximately 500 Chinese women commit suicide each day. (There are some interesting conjectures as to why, but I admit I was sad to see that suicides among American men is higher.) The one-child policy may be part of it, but it's not necessarily because of women being robbed of motherhood --rather the fact that the policy crystalises the point that boys are preferred. They always have been, but perhaps the rising rate of sex-selection abortions targeting girls drives it home? Hard to tell, but sad all the same. Furthermore, with the sex imbalance growing and men unable to find wives, these statistics are only more alarming.