Friday, November 25, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry (R-Texas) said that China was “destined for the ash heap of history” because of its immoral government, citing the fact that an average of 35,000 abortions are performed there every day.
“I happen to the think that Communist China is destined for the ash heap of history because they are not a country of virtues,” Perry said during his closing comments at the GOP presidential debate on Nov. 22.
“When you have 35,000 forced abortions a day in that country, when you have the cyber security that the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has been involved with, those are great major issues both morally and security-wise that we’ve got to deal with now,” he said.
Perry’s statement that there are 35,000 “forced abortions” in China every day is true, at least according to Chinese figures.