Chinese Fines Create Incentive for Abortion

Talk about creating incentives to abort or commit infanticide: A Chinese city could soon fine women who give birth without being married. From The Guardian story:

The central Chinese city of Wuhan has published a draft ordinance that would fine women who have children out of wedlock more than £17,000. The move has raised fears of more of abortions and abandoned infants in a country with an entrenched gender gap. The new regulation is intended to support China’s long-held family planning policies, which allow most couples to have only one child, but local media condemned the proposed ordinance as a value judgment against single mothers.

Malthusianism leads to tyranny. Not coincidentally, China’s one-child policy is seen as a model by some global warming hysterics and other assorted radical environmentalists.

 

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