Thursday, April 07, 2011

Reprisals for Opposing China's One Child Policy Include Jail, Beatings and Murder

When one remembers how Communist China's police thugs recently attacked human rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing and beat them into unconsciousness for opposing China's forced abortion and sterilization program, then it's not terribly surprising to learn that
these thugs will turn to murdering those who try and stand in their way.

Here is a report from Reggie Littlejohn, the President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers:

On March 21, Family Planning Officials entered the home of Xu Shuaishuai to seize his sister for a forced sterilization. When they could not find her, they beat Xu's father. When Xu defended his father, one of the Family Planning Officials stabbed him twice in the heart with a long knife. Xu died on the way to the hospital.

Local government authorities have not apologized to Xu's family, nor have they arrested the murderer. The local news agencies have declined to report the murder...

The murder of Xu underscores the brutality of the coercive enforcement of China's One Child Policy. This coercion is directed not only against the women themselves, but extends to family members, including siblings, parents and grandparents.

The fact that no action has been taken against the murderer demonstrates one of two things: either the Chinese Communist Party sanctions murder to enforce its One Child Policy, or the CCP has lost control of its Family Planning Officials and is unable to bring the murderer to justice.

This murder is a shocking and extreme example of how coercive family planning presses fear into the hearts of the Chinese people every day. Women who become pregnant without a birth permit -- illegally pregnant -- are terrified of discovery and forced abortion. Fathers feel helpless to protect their wives and children. Paid informants -- friends, neighbors, co-workers -- tear down trust in Chinese society. Family members are detained and tortured.

The One Child Policy, moreover, is causing a demographic disaster for China. Due to the traditional preference for boys, girls are disproportionately aborted. This "gendercide" has given rise to a critical gender imbalance: there are now an estimated 37 million more men than women in China. This gender imbalance is a driving force behind sexual slavery, not only in China but in the surrounding countries as well.

In the year 2030, moreover, China's retirees will overtake the ability of the diminished youthful population to support them. And because of the lack of young workers, China is no longer a source of inexpensive labor and is losing foreign investment to other nations.

The CCP instituted the One Child Policy in 1980 to enhance China's economic prosperity. This same Policy has now become China's economic death sentence. Why does the CCP insist on keeping this policy long after it has served its purpose? Could it be that the purpose of the One Child Policy is no longer to control the size of the population, but rather to keep a tight fist on social and political control? Could it be that the One Child Policy not only results in terrorizing the population, but in fact instilling terror has become its very purpose?

How does this affect us? We (the people of the United States, England, and other nations) are helping finance the infrastructure used in coercive family planning in China. The international community funds UNFPA, United Nations Family Planning Fund, as well as IPPF, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Marie Stopes International. These organizations are operative "abortion providers" in China. How many of these abortions are forced?...

Why are we financing the infrastructure of forced abortion in China with taxpayer money?

To learn more about the case of Chen Guangcheng and to sign a petition to the Chinese government asking for his release from prison, go to this page of Women's Rights Without Frontiers.