Severe public criticism has justifiably been made of Vice President Biden’s support of China’s One Child Policy over the last few days. President Obama’s administration released a statement stating they “strongly opposes all aspects of China’s coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and forced sterilization.” But as I explained in a recent blog, President Obama’s actions speak louder than words and President Obama has made it so the Unites States supports China’s One Child Policy (Learn more here).
Getting back to Women’s Equality Day, I would like to highlight some of the statements made in President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation–Women’s Equality Day 2011.
“They let their feet speak when their voices alone were not enough, protesting and marching for their fundamental right to vote in the face of heckling, jail, and abuse. Their efforts led to enormous progress millions upon millions of women have since used the power of the ballot to help shape our country.”
“On the 91st anniversary of this landmark in civil rights, we continue to uphold the foundational American principles that we are all equal, and that each of us deserves a chance to pursue our dreams. We honor the heroes who have given of themselves to advance the causes of justice, opportunity, and prosperity.”
I hope that our president means what he said in this proclamation, and that he will allow all women — born and unborn — to pursue their dreams. I hope that the heckling, jailing, and abuse on those who believe in protecting the innocent women in the womb ends. President Obama, stands firm in the conviction you placed on all of us when you said “I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and recommit ourselves to the goal of gender equality in this country.” (Presidential Proclamation–Women’s Equality Day 2011)
Gender equality is not made by:
- Restored funding of UNFPA (Unites Nations Family Planning Fund) which is an abortion provider in China that the US stopped funding in 2001 because they were found to have been implementing the One Child Policy; yet President Obama wants to send a proposed $47 million to the UNFPA and already reinstated this funding after becoming president.
- The Unites States funds IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) which works with Chinese population control. On Planned Parenthood’s website it says “The China Family Planning Association (CFPA) plays a very important role in China’s family planning programme. It supports the present family planning policy of the government . . .” We have to defund Planned Parenthood!