BEIJING – China has launched a campaign to curb a widespread practice of aborting female foetuses which has led to a disastrous imbalance in the ratio between boys and girls, state media said.
The country’s wide network of family planning clinics will be used to promote the idea of gender equality and improve the living environment of girls, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The campaign will focus on rural and underdeveloped areas, where discrimination against girls is particularly severe, according to Xinhua.
Oh to live in a world where boys and girls are treated equally. To finally see the day when boy and girls are aborted at the same rate. To live in a world where the words brother and sister are antiquated in the era of the one child family. Where sibling rivalry is removed since there are no siblings. Where the government’s apostles are rebuked if they let the children come forth and do no hinder them.
What China has done by fiat, Americans have done by choice.