Women’s Rights without Frontiers Files Complaint Against China at the United Nations for Coersive Enforcement of China’s One Child Policy

By Reggie Littlejohn

(Left to right) Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), celebrated blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng,  Director of Heritage's Asia Study Center, and Reggie Littlejohn, founder and President of  Women’s Rights Without Frontier

(Left to right) Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), celebrated blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, Director of Heritage’s Asia Study Center, and Reggie Littlejohn, founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontier

September 25, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of China’s brutal One Child Policy. Coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy continues to this day. As blind activist Chen Guangcheng stated, Family Planning Officials “will kill your baby in your face.”

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has filed a Complaint with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) against the Chinese Government for the coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy. (See electronic link below.)

The Complaint chronicles the history of savagely cruel and profoundly disturbing reports emerging from China over the past year, including reports that Chinese officials were forced to meet monthly abortion quotas, that a Chinese firm planned to punish employees who had unscheduled children, and that Chinese women are increasingly resorting to overseas “maternity hotels” to give birth to their children.

The Complaint provides evidence that the Chinese Communist Party will never abolish the One Child Policy, because the government is exploiting this Policy as social control, masquerading as population control.

The Complaint argues that the recent “reform” – really, a minor modification – of the One Child Policy has done little or nothing to end coercive population control or gendercide.

The Complaint discusses the connection between China’s One Child Policy and sexual slavery.

The Complaint also discusses a recent finding that multiple abortions lead to a greatly increased risk of breast cancer.

The Complaint acknowledges the UNCSW for its “Agreed Conclusions” condemning forced abortion, sterilization, and contraception. It nevertheless challenges the UNCSW to investigate the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), which was found to be complicit with coercive family planning by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

WRWF President Reggie Littlejohn stated: “The United Nations should urge the Chinese government to abolish all forms of coercive population control and investigate UNFPA. China’s forced abortion policy does not need to be modified. It needs to be eliminated.”

The full Complaint can be read here.

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