FRONT ROYAL, Aug. 25, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Vice President has run into a buzzsaw of criticism for seeming to condone Chinese-style population control. His defenders argue that in saying that while he "fully understands" the one-child-per-family policy and is not "second-guessing" it, he was not endorsing it. Others believe that Biden is simply ignorant of the way that the one-child policy relies upon forced abortions, forced sterilizations, and other coercive measures.
Steven Mosher, an eyewitness to forced abortions in China, disagrees. "While serving as a Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Broadcasting to China, I briefed then-Senator Biden on population control, Chinese style."
Mosher, who serves as PRI's President, continued, "I know that Joe Biden 'fully understands' how women are arrested for the 'crime' of being pregnant, how they are incarcerated and browbeaten for this 'crime,' and how they are forced to undergo abortions and sterilizations. I know because I told him so."
"The Vice President was clearly pandering to his Chinese hosts," said Mosher. "This wasn't ignorance and it wasn't a gaffe. Biden wanted China's communist leaders to know that he and the President he serves are more than willing to turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed in the name of the one-child policy. In other words, Joe Biden has perfected the kowtow."
Biden now says that he finds the policy "repugnant."