By Dave Andrusko
This headline and sub-headline from Friday’s Daily Telegraph (a British newspaper) is as accurate as it is infuriating: “336 million abortions under China’s one-child policy: More than half a billion birth control procedures, including at least 336 million abortions, have been performed in the name of the one-child policy, China’s Health ministry revealed yesterday.”
If you think about that, as the Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore did, you realize that means more than 13 million abortions a year, “or 1,500 an hour.” One thousand, five hundred abortions an hour!
A few paragraphs into Moore’s story we also learn that in addition to 336 million abortions, “Chinese doctors have sterilised 196 million men and women since 1971.”
NRL News Today asked Reggie Littlejohn to comment on the data from the Chinese health ministry. Littlejohn, President Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, has written and spoken eloquently against the brutal Chinese One-Child policy which depends on coerced abortions. She told NRL News Today:
“Such numbers do not come as a surprise. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced in 2009 that they have 13 million abortions a year, so if you multiply that out over the span of the policy, 336 million would be a realistic approximation.
“One statistic the CCP never discloses is how many of these abortions were forced. Of these 336 million abortions, how many women were dragged out of their homes, strapped to tables and forced to abort babies that they want, up to the ninth month of pregnancy? How many women died as a result of these violent procedures? And of these 336 million abortions, how many were selectively aborted because they were girls?
“Another statistic the CCP never discloses is how many of the 196 million sterilizations were forced? In April of 2010, in Puning City, Guangdong Province, family planning officials set out to sterilize 9,559 people. Those who refused were detained, along with other family members. Forced sterilization is a crime against humanity.
“Such large statistics boggle the mind and mask the hundreds of millions of individual broken lives caused by this brutal Policy, such as Feng Jianmei, who was forcibly aborted at seven months in June 2012. In February 2013 she gave an interview in which she said that her family is still being harassed by authorities. She is still recovering physically from the violent procedure and has had to relocate 600 miles from her family to get away from the painful memories.
“Forced abortion and involuntary sterilization are violence against women. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers calls upon President Xi Jinping to end this state-sponsored crime against humanity. China will not be free until the women of China are free.”
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