Editor’s note. The following are excerpts of remarks made yesterday by Rep. Chris Smith at a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Since 1979, brothers and sisters have been illegal in China as part of the barbaric one child per couple policy.
And for 30 years, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has vigorously supported, funded, defended, promoted, even celebrated these massive crimes against humanity. The uncontested facts are these:
· Any Chinese, Tibetan, or Uyghur mother without a birth permit is put under coercive pressure to abort – if need be, she is physically forced to do so.
· All unwed moms are compelled to abort.
· In what can only be described as a “search and destroy” mission, disabled children are aborted as part of a nationwide eugenics program.
Each day Chinese family planning cadres impose huge ―”compensation” fees on any woman who lacks permission to give birth or evades detection.
There is no doubt that the UNFPA-supported one child per couple policy in China has led to the worst gender disparity in any nation in history.
Where are the missing girls of China?
Dead, aborted because they were female, systematically destroyed over 30 years by sex selected abortion.
Today, there may be as many as 100 million missing girls in China—gendercide, the evil twin of genocide.
The societal implications of the UNFPA-supported one child per couple policy are staggering.
According to the WHO, about 500 Chinese women commit suicide every day.
China has become a magnate for sex trafficking in large measure due to the “missing girls.”
In light of this stunning human rights atrocity, I would like to know if you or the President raised the issue of forced abortion in China, when President Hu Jintao was in Washington, as Speaker John Boehner did. And if you raised it, what was the response? And if you did not raise it, why not? Thank you, Madam Secretary.