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China's One Child Policy (and the murder of 40% + of their children) Continues

by Ian on July 31, 2009

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."

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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.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristin July 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Aquinas and More is unique in its “no Chinese products” stance and your policy (or a link to it) should be prominently promoted on your homepage. Keep up the good work!

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Peony Moss July 31, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I would be delighted to pay more for a product not made in China.

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Ann Couper-Johnston August 1, 2009 at 4:06 am

I’m really glad to have found you, even though I’m in the UK not in the States, so can’t take advantage of all the info. It is so good to see one retailer on the planet who takes account of the appalling record of China on human rights (not that I believe in human rights as such – long story, best told elsewhere – but I do believe in the dignity of man created by God and in His image from conception on). There is plenty of fuss around the activities of such as Nestle in the UK (but how do you avoid products of multinationals when the spread of them is so broad?) but every second thing you buy seems to have some connection with China.

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Fr. Cory Sticha August 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why any Catholic company would want to give money to a country that is so anti-life and anti-Christian as China. After all, we saw what happened to Judas when he made money more important than following Our Lord…

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Naomi August 12, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I want to thank you for raising the issue and KEEPING it front and center. I am afraid it’s very easy to think in terms of “saving money” without remembering that some savings have a terrible cost.

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Annette November 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I have been buying “non-China” whenever possible for years now. Glad that there are others who think as I do. Not only does it make sense for the reasons articulated in your company policy, but products from China (especially food) remain routinely defective and/or dangerous to consumers.

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