More liberal misogyny. How’s that one-child policy working out for Chinese women?

According to Canada’s national newspaper, it’s working so well that it should be made planet-wide:

The “inconvenient truth” overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.

The world’s other species, vegetation, resources, oceans, arable land, water supplies and atmosphere are being destroyed and pushed out of existence as a result of humanity’s soaring reproduction rate.

Ironically, China, despite its dirty coal plants, is the world’s leader in terms of fashioning policy to combat environmental degradation, thanks to its one-child-only edict.

Now, the writer doesn’t say how this would be implemented, but presumably it would involve the same forced abortions (what was that about choice?), unbalanced sex ratios, and female infanticide that the Chinese currently contend with.   

But what are the human rights of a few women, when it’s for the environment

As a side note, I tend to get annoyed when commentators say something along the lines of “The New York Times says . . . ” and quotes from an editorial.  It’s not dishonest per se, but somewhat misleading, as this is just one editorial, not the entire paper, advocating this position, wacky as it may be. 
Here, I could find no evidence that this is an opinion piece.  It is not listed on the paper’s opinion sub-page, although the writer does appear to have a blog linked to the opinion page that lists a slightly different version of this article.  Furthermore, opinion works appear to have a “/opinion” web address, but this has a “/story.” 

Therefore, the Drudge headline stating that “Canada’s National Newspaper advocates [this crap]” is entirely appropriate.


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