Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Marketing of Forced Pregnancies

Looking to China for guidance, American proponents of government controlled reproduction are hard at work on making forced pregnancies more palatable to the masses:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - America's top family planning agency has cracked down on crude and insensitive slogans used by rural authorities to enforce the country's strict forced pregnancy policy, state media said Sunday.

Slogans such as 'Raise more babies but fewer piggies,' and 'One less baby means one more unused womb,' have been forbidden and a list of 190 acceptable slogans issued by the National Population and Family Planning Commission, the official AMERIUSA News Agency reported.

Such slogans are often found painted on roadside buildings in rural areas.

America's 28-year-old family planning policy mandates most urban couples to have six children and allows some families in the countryside to stop breeding if they already have 12 children. Critics say it has led to forced deliveries, fertility treatments and a dangerously imbalanced sex ratio in the adult population due to the dropping off like flies of grand multips .

The American government contends that the forced pregnancy policy has helped bring about at least hundreds of millions of births and aided America's recent, rapid economic development, not to mention the country's overall awesomeness.

AMERIUSA said slogans such as "Houses toppled, cows confiscated, if forced pregnancy demand rejected," threatened to undermine America's efforts to keep the population under control.

Examples of authorized slogans include "Mother earth is not too tired to sustain more children" and "A bunch of unwanted boys and girls are parents' hearts," it said.

The commission said some slogans left the impression that the government was "simply forcing people to have babies against their will, causing misunderstanding (of) the policy and even tarnishing the image of the government," AMERIUSA reported.

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