Editor’s note. This goes along with a separate story on the bizarre statement of pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden. I was on vacation when this first took place, but the issues raised by Vice President Biden’s incredible statement remain timely.
Washington– Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the chairman of Congressional-Executive Commission on China, commented on Vice President Joe Biden’s stated support for China’s brutally enforced one child per couple policy.
“The Vice President said he ‘fully understood’ the one child policy, and that he’s not ‘second guessing.’ The one child per couple policy is cruel, inhumane and the most egregious systematic attack on women ever. For the Vice President to publicly state that he fully understands the one child policy and say he won’t second guess it is unconscionable. He and all of us should be defending the women of China from this state-sponsored cruelty of forced abortion and forced sterilization, not supporting and enabling it. Chinese women need advocates, not enablers. This Administration has long enabled this cruel policy by its silence and financial support for organizations like UNFPA that support the Chinese government’s brutal program. Tragically, it now offers its public support, as well.”
Smith noted that shortly after becoming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton stated clearly that she was not going to allow human rights to ‘interfere’ with economic issues with China, a clear sign the Obama Administration was downgrading human rights as a priority.
Smith earlier this year asked Secretary Clinton at a congressional hearing if she knew if forced abortions were brought up at meetings between Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao, to which she replied she did not know.
“Now we know,” Smith said. “They sold out. They’re just fine with the coercion.”
“Twenty seven years ago—on May 9, 1984—I authored the first amendment ever to a foreign aid bill to deny funding to organizations such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that are complicit with China’s forced abortion policy,” Smith said. “After all these years, it is amazing and disheartening to me that most policy makers—including and especially the Obama Administration—remain either unaware or indifferent or worse, supportive, of these massive crimes against women and children.”
Smith recounted the recent congressional testimony of Chai Ling one of the Tiananmen Square democracy activists in 1989. Today she is Founder and President of All Girls Allowed, a group dedicated to ending the slaughter of innocent unborn babies in China that disproportionately impacts far more girls than boys.
“At a congressional press conference in June, Chai Ling pointed out that tens of millions of men will never marry in China due to the effects of gendercide,” Smith said. He noted that already there are some 100 million more males than females in China and quoted Chai Ling again saying: “Chai Ling told us sadly that the three most dangerous words—often a death sentence in China today are, ‘It’s a girl.’”