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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, talks to students near Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, center right, as they visit the Qingchengshan High School in Dujiangyan on the outskirts of Chengdu in southwestern China U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, talks to students near Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, center right, as they visit the Qingchengshan High School in Dujiangyan on the outskirts of Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, POOL)  

Obama administration attempts to clarify Biden’s one-child policy comments

In the wake of an onslaught of criticism for Vice President Joe Biden’s comments in China about “not second guessing” the country’s one-child policy, the Obama administration has issued a statement of clarification.

“The Obama Administration strongly opposes all aspects of China’s coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and sterilization,” Biden’s spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told The Daily Caller in an email. “The Vice President believes such practices are repugnant.”

Barkoff explained that Biden was attempting to critique the restrictive system with his comments.

“He also pointed out, in China, that the policy is, as a practical matter, unsustainable,” Barkoff added. “He was arguing against the One Child Policy to a Chinese audience. ”

Biden came under fire for comments he made during appearance at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, in which he said that he would “not second-guess” the nation’s one-child policy. That policy has resulted in sterilizations and abortions on a large scale.

“As I was talking to some of your leaders,” Biden said in China, “you share a similar concern here in China. You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable. So hopefully we can act in a way on a problem that’s much less severe than yours, and maybe we can learn together from how we can do that.”

Republicans and pro-life advocates hit Biden hard for his words.

House Speaker John Boehner and presidential candidate Mitt Romney also joined the chorus of opposition.

“I’m deeply troubled by the comments reportedly made by the Vice President yesterday regarding China’s reprehensible one-child policy, which has resulted in forced sterilizations and coerced abortions and should not be condoned by any American official,” said Boehner. “No government on Earth has the authority to place quotas on the value of innocent human life, or to treat life as an economic commodity that can be regulated and taken away on a whim by the state.”

“China’s one-child policy is gruesome and barbaric,” Romney said. “Vice President Biden’s acquiescence to such a policy should shock the conscience of every American.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SB7NVY6UZB332CMBWU7JTGHP2U Jim

     I wish someone here had the balls and guts to say this to our people. Too many people is dangerous to the planet. Fact! If people cannot see this then they are dillusional. At present rate we will overpopulate ourselves into destruction. Look around and see how many pristine places that we are loosing every day. More people, more famine, more disease, more war.
     Oh by all means tell everybody to have 10 kids. Have more, who cares. You think there is traffic now, wait until there are 2 or 3 times as many people driving on the road…….Oh I forgot, there won’t be enough jobs for them to go to so forget what I said. Besides, the price of gasoline will be so high who can afford to drive. But then again……we all love having large families.
     So go ahead and criticize a man for telling the truth and trying to wake up humanity.

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  • Jess81

    So, why are we surprised that the evil doctrines that guide this administration are spoken quite openly to people who think nothing of murdering 10′s of millions of human beings?  I recall quite clearly Obama’s support of late-term abortions in Illinois and further, his support for doctors who murdered the new born baby IF it managed to surive the in-womb murder.  The life of the mother and all that…and if anyone here can name one condition where the mother’s life will be saved in the 7th or 8th month by murdering the baby, I’d like to hear it.  It’s such a prevalent condition, hundreds of thousands of pregancies suffer from it….

    And then there’s Obama’s own, personal Dr. Mengela, the science czar who sees nothing at all wrong with putting sterilization drugs in the water supply and limiting the number of children…

    Joe Biden is a fool and a clown and slightly stupid.  Now we also know that he’s basically without conscience.  And the libs said Sarah Palin was stupid and dangerous.  No wonder they were outraged by Trig’s birth.  The left has always been demonic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UFTI3QJ3TKPE4AS3EMSH6OZ5QM 4sailing

    Three letter word JOBS – biden is a moron