Monday, October 25, 2010

China: Forced Abortion For Violating One Child Policy

Expert Condemns Late-Term Forced Abortion
in Chinese City

Forced abortions have always been the enforcement mechanism of last resort for the one-child policy. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of late-term abortions happen every year in China. The forced abortion recorded in the link below is unusual because it was captured on film by a camera crew and posted on YouTube.

When the woman in the video was found to be pregnant with an illegal second child, a dozen family planning officials came to her home to arrest her. As her husband explains in the video, “They held her arms behind her back, pushed her head against the door, kicked her stomach,” an obvious efforts to cause a miscarriage.

When this failed she was taken to a family planning detention center where she was held down and given a lethal injection into the uterus. There are huge bruises on her arm; evidences of her struggles to escape their grip and save her child's life. Her baby is still moving during the video but she knows it will soon die.

Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, witness identical scenes of brutality when the one-child policy began 30 years ago. “Over the past three decades, tens of millions of women have suffered through what this woman has experienced: Arrest, imprisonment, and the deliberation execution of their unborn children by agents of the state.”

“I commend the news reporter for having obtained this tragic story and broadcast it to the world,” says Mosher. “But I would offer one correction. The reporter claims that forced abortion is not central government policy in China. This is mistaken.”

“The Chinese Communist Party puts tremendous pressure on officials to meet quotas for live births. They are today—and have always been—completely responsible for the way their cruel one-child policy is being implemented. It is on their orders that millions of women have been dragged into abortion mills, strapped down on operating tables, and forced to have abortions by lethal injection—often followed by cesarean-section abortions to remove their now dead babies. The Chinese Communist Party brags that it has prevented 400 million births over the past 30 years. That works out to about 13 million babies each year.”

“The next time you think of buying something ‘Made in China,’ think of these women and their suffering, and put it back on the shelf,” says Mosher.

Population Research Institute

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