China is imposing draconian measures to slash birth rates among ethnic Uighurs as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, according to a new investigation.
Beijing is accused of forced sterilization, abortions, and pregnancy checks on hundreds of thousands of minority women.
The Nazis did the same thing during WWII (in order to reduce the Jewish population), while simultaneously rewarding Aryan women who had 4 or more children.
When eugenics was popular in America during the 1920's, forced sterilization was used on people who were considered to be mentally inferior.
Schmidt Wrote: Reading a Huffington Post column today, Obama Birth Control Compromise In Works, it looks like a compromise position is being proposed whereby "the insurer -- rather than the employer -- would be required to provide the contraceptive coverage free of charge for women employed by the entities in question."The plan would involve a "third-party health company helping to provide contraception coverage. It actually makes financial sense for insurance companies to cover birth control, ABC's Jake Tapper notes, because unwanted pregnancies and resulting complications cost more than contraception and sterilization."The proposed plan is somewhat similar to the Hawaii plan whereby an employer like the Catholic church can opt out of contraception coverage but then advise its female employees where they can get that coverage with an outside health plan. Those women would then pay the insurer out of their own pocket, but could not be charged more than they would have paid under the company plan. It works in Hawaii.But then I read this in the Huffington Post: "Although the compromise does broaden the conscience clause to exempt any organization who opposes birth control based on religious beliefs, the Catholic bishops have already rejected the Hawaii model as a viable alternative because they don't even want women to be referred to places that would provide them with contraception."Huh?? So what really are the Catholic bishops objecting to? Is it providing contraception as a part of their health care coverage, or is it objecting to any employee of any church affiliated organization from practicing contraception...period!If the bishops have their way, any doctor, nurse, janitor or administrative staff working in a Catholic hospital, whether, catholic, protest, Muslim, or atheist would not be permitted to obtain any kind of insurance to cover birth control because they find the whole practice morally objectionable. Am I understanding it right?
A Catholic hospital in Phoenix performed an abortion on a woman (who already had 4 children) in order save her life. Nicholas Kristof wrote about it in January of 2011:
I am not one to criticize any religion for their beliefs. However, I am alarmed about how the Republican Party has become a theocracy. Some Republicans in the party heavily criticized Neil Gorsuch for his vote on the LGBTQ protections in the workplace. When Trump proudly mentioned Gorsuch's name at the Tulsa rally, the crowd booed.
Sen Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, said the SCOTUS ruling “marks a turning point for every conservative and it marks a turning point for the legal conservative movement.”
"Hawley said religious conservative evangelicals, Catholics, and Jews, make up a majority of those who have continued the fight for their First Amendment rights to worship freely."
“But as to those religious conservatives, how do they fare in yesterday’s decision?” he asked. “What will this decision mean, this rewrite of Title VII? What will it mean for churches? What will it mean for religious schools? What will it mean for religious charities?”