The suicide of one Chinese father is exposing China’s brutal one-child policy.
Wang, a farmer in rural southwest China, and his wife, Wu Jinmin, defied the local family planning officers by having four children, the last two “unauthorized.”
Under the current one-child policy, rural Chinese are generally permitted a second child only if the first is female. (A common Chinese pejorative for baby girls is “maggots in the rice.”)
accompanying article, Steve Mosher, President of Population Research Institute and the first American to sound the alarm on China’s one-child policy, describes how this policy is leading to the destruction of the family in China, with horrific social and demographic consequences. It’s a must-read.
Susan E. Wills, JD, LLM
left law practice to join the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, where she served for 20 years as Asst. Dir. for Education and Outreach until her retirement in 2013. She now serves as Aleteia’s English edition Spirituality Editor.
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