This morning our Product Manager told me that our most recent newsletter on why we don't carry Chinese products elicited more response than ANY newsletter we have ever sent. All comments were positive about our stance.
Today I found an article talking about how over 13 million Chinese babies are killed through abortion every year. That number does not include those killed in rural areas or those killed by the 10 million abortifacient drugs sold in China each year.
And those reports about China relaxing its one-child policy?
Meanwhile, the Chinese government has affirmed that its one child policy will continue. The official state news agency reported that despite media-generated rumors of a relaxation to the rules, the policy will "be strictly enforced as a means of controlling births for decades to come as overpopulation is still a major concern."
Despite claims by the United Nations Population Fund that the Chinese program no longer employs coerced abortion, an investigation by Population Research Institute (PRI) found earlier this year that the government continues to employ "crippling fines," intimidation, pressure for sterilization and even the seizure of "illegal children" to force local people to comply. PRI's Colin Mason, who headed up the investigation, told LifeSiteNews.com that "any and all official action concerning reproductive health and/or population control was entirely coercive and administrative in nature."
Again, why wouldn't you avoid buying as much as you can from there, especially Catholic products?
Ironically, we found out this morning that Catholic Book Publishing, a huge supplier of kids books and children's missals, is moving all of its children's products to China for production. Would you be willing to pay an additional .50 for a book if it wasn't produced in China? We are but not enough people have expressed concern with publishers and manufacturers to convince them that their bottom line will actually suffer from these types of decisions.
If you like the Catholic Book Publishing children's books, now would probably be a good time to buy them because we are going to be discontinuing all of them over the next few months as our supply runs out.