The following comes from a Feb. 17 story on AsiaNews.
Every year in China at least 10 thousand infants are abandoned. Because of the one-child policy, many of them are girls, but there are also many babies with disabilities or serious illnesses.
Chinese authorities have opened 25 new “baby hatches,” where parents can leave their babies and thus save their lives. Over the next few months, the government has ordered that every city have at least two “hatches.”
According to Xinhua, since the first “hatches” were opened in 2011 there are now about 25. Within the first 15 days of opening in Guangzhou, 79 babies were abandoned.
The parents leave their child in the “hatches,” consisting of an incubator and a bell. After placing the newborn, they can ring the bell, which rings with a certain delay, to allow parents time to disappear into anonymity.
The majority of children placed in “nests” have disabilities or serious illnesses. In all likelihood, the parents abandon them because they have no money to deal with the medical care.
It is estimated that at least 10 thousand children are abandoned each year in China.
The new policy of “hatches” is a corrective to the one-child law that sought to prevent unwanted births or higher quotas than those set by the population control offices through severe fines and violence.
This has often led to the abandonment of girls. The important fact is that both girls and boys are being placed in the “hatches.” And this is exactly why the government decided to widen strictures of the one-child law, allowing couples in which one partner is an only child, to have a second child.
Several women interviewed about this so-called relaxation of the law have commented that it is useless. They add that many families are no longer able to support the costs of raising and educating one child in the cities let alone two.
The situation is different in the countryside where, in addition to the abandonment of girls, there is another problem: the presence of second and third children, not registered in order to escape the fines imposed by the Office of Population Control. It is estimated that this “anonymous” population could count as many as 60 million unregistered children.
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Why not just change the law – the one child policy – so that parents can keep and love their children?
China is not a poor nation. The USA owes them trillions in loans.
They have the money for the health care of their people if it is their will.
In the meantime, as long as the USA can not pay its bills and keeps borrowing from China our Administration and Congress pay to support China’s policies.
Thank you MIKE for these words. It’s disappointing how most of our products are made in China. The USA has long gone its morals as well.
God have mercy on us all. God forgive us.
WE do stuff like this to our children: GEORGIA, Cherokee Tribune by Joshua Sharpe February 21, 2014
CANTON — Brand new state Rep. Sam Moore (R-Macedonia) is pushing a sweeping law that would allow registered sex offenders to go anywhere they want — even to schools. Moore, in his first week in office, has turned in a bill that would overturn the crime of loitering and make it so registered sex offenders who aren’t otherwise barred from going to schools or places children gather could go to those places freely. “I am OK with that,” Moore said Thursday, adding that he meant only those who were off parole and not barred from those places. “The reason I’m OK with that is the assumption is they have done their time. If they’re still a danger to society, they should not be free. … Am I saying it’s not creepy? It’s definitely creepy.”
The one-child policy has been the law in china for decades. Many couples want that one child to be a son. Therefore, female babies are aborted, so the couple can try again to have a son. The problem now is that there are not enough young women for the men to marry. Brokers go to Vietnam and other Asian countries and bring potential brides back, sometimes even kidnapping them, to sell to Chinese men who can afford them. The lesson is that if you try to change the natural ratio there is a price to pay.
But what happens to the babies once they are deposited in the “hatch”?
And in our country? Catholic blogger “Quartermaster of the Barque [of Peter]” has the followingstunning statistics relevant to US abortion: “better not be an African-American baby in the womb, awaiting to be born in New York City.” He writes:
“Being an unborn African-American baby in NYC means that there’s more than a 50% chance that you will be aborted than born alive. Although the good news is that the abortion rate is down overall, “In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.”
“This is exactly what Planned Parenthood founder/eugenist Margaret Sanger intended: take your money, kill your baby, and applaud themselves for reducing the number of you in the world.” –qmbarque 2/21/2014
Wang Zhenyao, a welfare expert argues that “Child abandonment exists. Baby hatches won’t encourage more parents to abandon children, but will provide accurate numbers” (Reuters, 2014). This is a view shared among experts. More importantly, there is a general consensus that China “suffers” from a lack of a welfare system. “If there were such a system, a lot of parents wouldn’t abandon their children; we wouldn’t have to build so many baby hatches”, says Ji, of the welfare and adoption center (Reuters, 2014).