Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Who's Calling Chen Guangcheng the Rebel of the Year?

Guards routinely stole into Chen Guangcheng's house, wrapped him in a blanket, beat him bloody, broke his wife's bones. The blanket seemed especially gratuitous: Chen is blind. This went on for a year and a half, all because the self-taught lawyer had sued the Chinese government to stop forced abortions in his village…

Yes, this is a rightfully stirring beginning to an article about the courageous human rights champion, Chen Guangcheng. But did you really expect something like this from GQ Magazine?

Neither did I.

The article, "Chen Guangcheng: Rebel of the Year 2012" and written by John B. Thompson, is not without flaws. But it certainly is a remarkable place to find a pro-life hero so strongly praised.