Drawing Mohammed not the right approach…

On Friday, Sky News reported that the Chinese government would be sterilizing 10,000 southerners over a period of four days to make sure local population quotas are met. (Today will be the fourth day.)

Many are being sterilized against their will, and in some cases, government officials are imprisoning the elderly parents of those who refuse.

Hundreds of people in Puning are said to have been locked up.
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, said: “It is appalling that the authorities are subjecting people to such an invasive procedure against their will.

“Reports that relatives are imprisoned as a means of pressurising couples into submitting to surgery are incredibly concerning.

“The Puning City authorities must condemn this practice immediately and ensure that others are not forcibly sterilised.”

More than 1,300 people in the city have been held in local government buildings where they were given “lectures” on China’s family planning regulations.

Huang Ruifeng is the father of three girls. “Several days ago, a village official called me and asked me or my wife to return for the surgery,” Huang told the local paper. “Otherwise they would take away my father.” He refused. His father was later rounded up and detained by the authorities.

I haven’t seen anything in the U.S. news about this yet. Then again, all we can really do is give China a limp slap on the wrist… they own us now, after all.

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Zoe Romanowsky is writer, consultant, and coach. Her articles have appeared in "Catholic Digest," "Faith & Family," "National Catholic Register," "Our Sunday Visitor," "Urbanite," "Baltimore Eats," and Godspy.com. Zo

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