Stories like this highlight the injustice of Communist China’s one child policy. We forget about the horrible nature of this repressive regime–and extreme family planners in North America are so keen on curbing population growth that they almost never comment on the substantial injustice and curtailing of freedom that tells parents they can’t have as many kids as they want. (They also respond to natural disasters with condoms, but that deserves a post of its own.) Folks–Malthus is dead, literally and figuratively.
The May 12 quake was particularly painful to many Chinese because it killed so many only children. …
If the couple’s legally born child is killed and the couple is left with an illegally born child under the age of 18, that child can be registered as the legal child — an important move that gives the child previously denied rights including free nine years of compulsory education.