Chen Guangcheng infuriated China’s forced abortion and sterilization death machine

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In the astonishment surrounding Chen Guangcheng’s extraordinary escape from house arrest, let us not forget why he was arrested: in

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2006 Chen exposed the Chinese government’s systematic, massive use of forced abortion and involuntary sterilization to enforce its “One Child Policy.” Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) obtained a copy of Chen’s field notes and we released the first English translation of these notes at a Congressional Hearing on December 6, 2011. You can read The Chen Guangcheng Report here.

A member of Chen’s team, human rights attorney Teng Biao, drafted this 2005 investigative report into coercive family planning in Linyi City, Shandong Province. The report contains extensive witness statements from cases Chen and his team were investigating before Chen was jailed. In the report are detailed accounts regarding:

• a woman forcibly aborted and sterilized at seven months;
• villagers sleeping in fields to evade Family Planning Officials;
• Family Planning Officials who broke three brooms over the head of an elderly man;
• Family Planning Officials who forced a grandmother and her brother to beat each other; and
• The use of quota systems and the practice of “implication” – the detention, fining and torture of the extended family of One Child Policy “violators.”

The Chen Guangcheng report makes clear: the spirit of the Red Guards lives on in China’s Family Planning death machine. WRWF released the names of the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity, so that they can be held accountable before the world.

Apparently, things have not improved in Linyi since 2005. Just last month, a woman in Linyi was forcibly aborted at nine months. A photo of her full term baby floating in the bucket in which it was drowned circulated widely on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, eliciting widespread outrage. In April 2011, Family Planning Officials stabbed a man to death when attempting to seize his sister for a forced sterilization. In October 2011, a woman, six months pregnant, died during a forced abortion in Lijing County, also in Shandong Province.

Chen may be safe for the moment, but the women for whom he risked everything are not. Forced abortion is not a choice. It is official government rape. Until women in China are free to exercise perhaps their most fundamental right — the right to bear children — the nation of China will not be free. –Christian Newswire

6 COMMENTS

  1. Steven Mosher of PRI, wrote about these atrocities years ago, and is still the ownly voice telling the truth. These are Crimes against Humanity. Pressure must be brought to bear on China to stop the murders.

  2. God Save Us from these Evil Eugenicists and murderers
    The Planned Parenthood people would be the same given the chance.
    The Rockefellers and upper class types often promote
    population control. They have promoted abortion throughout
    the 20 century. Hitler,Stalin, Polpot all murderers and liars

    Western governments are corrupt and rotten
    and have been for decades. We need a purge We need a Purification….

  3. Perhaps Mr. Obama can mention this ghastly situation to the Chinese next time he throws a party for them in the White House? Or perhaps our Ambassador to the UN can ask the esteemed Human Rights Commission to look into it. No? I didn’t think so. Meantime, thousands of babies die.

  4. It is obvious that without the cooperation of ordinary citizens policing each other, the government would not be able to enforce this horrible policy. I cannot fathom what would cause one’s neighbors to act in such a brutal fashion.

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