Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Ends Justifies the Means?

Some try to justify laws that direct the behavior (and lives) of the governed strictly on the basis of a specified outcome.  A case in point is China's coercive population control policies:

China's Minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission boasted Tuesday of having prevented 400 million births in the past three decades.  In an interview posted on China's government website, Zhang Weiqing explained that their population control policy has achieved in 30 years what has taken developed countries 100 years to accomplish.  "The goal of ensuring Chinese people a relatively comfortable life would not be achieved if we had 400 million more people," Zhang said. – LifeSiteNews

Unfortunately, this United States trading partner has adopted morally bankrupt outcomes that have been achieved, in large part, as a result of forced sterilization and abortion.  Millions of lives have been taken, not unlike the 45 million who have been killed via abortion in the United States.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, but the Chinese latex industry has REALLY taken off.