Skip to comments.Vietnam: Catholics fined for having large families (Coming to America next?)
Posted on 07/16/2009 8:56:36 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Catholic villagers in Thua Thien-Hue province say they have tried their best to follow Church teaching on the use of artificial birth control methods in the face of the government's two-child policy.
Huong Toan villagers, just like Vietnamese elsewhere in the country, are required to have no more than two children per family since 1994, when village authorities launched a nationwide family planning program. Families with more than two children have to pay rice to the government as a fine.
Many local Catholics say they have done their best to remain true to Church teaching but some have had to resort to using contraceptives later on as they could not afford the hefty fines.
Catherine Pham Thi Thanh, 44, said that since 1996, she has been fined a total of 3,800 kilograms of rice for having six children.
Thanh, who produces rice alcohol and raises pigs to support her family, said she was fined 300 kilograms for her third child, 600 kilograms for the fourth, 900 kilograms for the fifth and 2,000 kilograms of rice for the sixth. Her children range from two to 15 years.
She pointed out that her family makes an annual profit of only 700 kilograms of rice from their 1,000 square-meter farmland the local government grants them....
Father Joseph Nguyen Van Chanh, Huong Toan parish priest, said 90 percent of his 1,200 parishioners have agreed to pay fines as a way to be faithful to Church teaching. Local Catholics are taught natural family planning methods during marriage preparation courses, he noted.
Some local Catholics said Father Chanh is asking for donations from benefactors to support local people with large families. Huong Toan village has about 14,000 people....
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Yep, if Holdren, among others, has his way.
Thank Margeret Sanger...
The result of Zero’s policies will be to make having kids more and more uneconomicial. For example, Zero’s cap and trade, nationalization of the auto industry, CAFE etc will destroy the market for family cars/trucks. People will only be able to drive compacts and combined with the child seat requirements will make having more than 2 kids much more difficult.
We’ll beat them up. There are more of us.
“If Obama’s cronies have their way, this will be the practice here.”
Unless you are a minority.
We need more wise latinas, don’t you see? /s
You mean no more deductions for kids/dependents?
God bless our Mexican friends here in America who will guarantee that this never happens here. They will save us from the genocidal AlGorians.
If people don’t voluntarily stop having more children than they can feed, the government (in any country) will have no trouble getting the political support to implement this sort of program.
If Obama’s cronies have their way, this will be the practice here.
So I’ll have to send a box of Uncle Ben’s to the White House for each additional child? (or with Obama in office will that be cartons of Newports....)
To consider population increase as the primary cause of underdevelopment is mistaken, even from an economic point of view. Suffice it to consider, on the one hand, the significant reduction in infant mortality and the rise in average life expectancy found in economically developed countries, and on the other hand, the signs of crisis observable in societies that are registering an alarming decline in their birth rate....Morally responsible openness to life represents a rich social and economic resource. Populous nations have been able to emerge from poverty thanks not least to the size of their population and the talents of their people. On the other hand, formerly prosperous nations are presently passing through a phase of uncertainty and in some cases decline, precisely because of their falling birth rates; this has become a crucial problem for highly affluent societies. The decline in births, falling at times beneath the so-called replacement level, also puts a strain on social welfare systems, increases their cost, eats into savings and hence the financial resources needed for investment, reduces the availability of qualified labourers, and narrows the brain pool upon which nations can draw for their needs. Furthermore, smaller and at times miniscule families run the risk of impoverishing social relations, and failing to ensure effective forms of solidarity. These situations are symptomatic of scant confidence in the future and moral weariness. It is thus becoming a social and even economic necessity once more to hold up to future generations the beauty of marriage and the family, and the fact that these institutions correspond to the deepest needs and dignity of the person. In view of this, States are called to enact policies promoting the centrality and the integrity of the family founded on marriage between a man and a woman, the primary vital cell of society, and to assume responsibility for its economic and fiscal needs, while respecting its essentially relational character.
0 will end up planting the seeds for CW2.
I suspect white families will be punished for having too many kids. Minorities and illegals will be exempt.
I have my doubts about them targeting just whites. Heck, they implement this kind of nonsense against people in Third World countries, as I demonstrated here.
Numerical increase in population has little to do with economic development. But population increase that outstrips a society’s ability to feed and educate itself is most certainly the leading cause of economic underdevelopment. It’s also the leading cause of the emergence of tyrannical and totalitarian governments, as hordes of desperate people are eager to believe anyone promising to make their lives even marginally better, and can’t afford to think about principles or about the long term, because they don’t know how they’re going to eat or feed their children tomorrow. When you’ve got a population that’s overwhelmingly illiterate and they’re averaging 4-5 children apiece, obviously there’s no way even a bare majority of the next generation are going to learn to read.
Naw... Muslims won’t allow it.
I’m surprised the Vietnamese Gov’t fines them, I’d have thought they would just round up the Catholics and shoot them and their kids.
I’d buy a school bus before I gave up on having a bunch of kids.