Mitt Romney gave this statement to the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin about Joe Biden’s remarks yesterday in China that “Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family”:
China’s one-child policy is gruesome and barbaric. Vice President Biden’s acquiescence to such a policy should shock the conscience of every American. Instead of condoning the policy, Vice President Biden should have condemned it in the strongest possible terms. There can be no defense of a government that engages in compulsory sterilization and forced abortions in the name of population control.
UPDATE: Rick Perry also reacts to Biden’s remarks. His statement:
China’s one child policy has led to the great human tragedy of forced abortions throughout China, and Vice President Biden’s refusal to ‘second-guess’ this horrendous policy demonstrates great moral indifference on the part of the Obama Administration. Americans value life, and we deserve leaders who will stand up against such inhumanity, not cast a blind eye.