So because a woman couldn’t afford a 40,000RMB fine, these government officials dragged her to the hospital, and induced early labor.
Chen, GuangCheng got in trouble because he brought up the issue of illegally abortions. Although this case is legal, the question is, is this moral? The Japanese-Americans were interned in WWII with Executive 9066, which under law, the President exercised his power according to law. The problem once again, was this moral? (If you don’t know, the question is more rhetorical, and the answer is “ABSOLUTELY NOT MORAL AT ALL!”)
Here are some comments I’d like to respond to here:
(Because she couldn’t pay the 40,000 yuan fine for having a second child… May I ask, if she had the money, would she have been able to have the child? A 7-month-old life is not worth 40,000 RMB!)
The problem is, no one in this world is given any sort of personal finance education on how to “save” money for a specific purpose, and to do so, would mean planning ahead of time, to expect having a child. So to you, it may be hypocritical for this person to not pay a fine, but to the average person, if they don’t have 40,000RMB up front, it’s not uncommon. Many Americans don’t have $6000 in their savings account, and end up having to pay for things on cards, getting themselves into debt. The baby may cost more in the long run, but keep in mind, smaller amounts will be paid out over longer periods, and are easier to deal with. Besides:
(My unborn little brother was not only forcibly aborted, our family was still fined. Sigh…)
Then there are these guys:
Rick in China
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:43 am
Heartless or not, it’s a policy – we can argue about how it’s wrong or whatnot… but the bottom line is it’s totally well known and she tried to get around it without the means to do so – so…the fault is hers.
We can all talk about the heartlessness or inhumanity of the policy itself, but in this case it’s kinda a side topic, she’s responsible for the dead fetus – not the policy.
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:45 am
well people in china clearly knows the one child policy law..so why not have your tubes tied after your first child? or have your husband tie his tube so that you do not have to suffer like this? LAW IS LAW is the law is changed and they have done this then yes there should be a out cry and people should protest but everyone in china knows the one child policy and what would happen if you break this law. I do feel sorry for her but she and her husband is the one to blame for this dead child no one else.
Oppression of black people was well-known in the 1960s, and segregation and other public policies produced unequal communities with black people, but was perfectly legal at the time. If you lived then, would you tell them to “shut-up and get in the back of the bus”? Black oppression was wrong then, and it is still wrong today.
As far as tube-tieing operations go, that might not be a bad idea. Except, if she couldn’t give a 40,000RMB fine, who’s going to give her money for that?
UPDATE: June 15, 2012
China Says It Suspended Officials in Forced-Abortion Case, and some doubts remain.
UPDATE: June 26, 2012
Now, her, and her family are being labeled as “traitors to their country”.
I suppose, the photo I have above, is a photo of a family of traitors?