The Persecution of Chen Guangcheng

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post at Wesley’s great blog. The Chinese anti-forced abortion legal activist, Chen Guangcheng, made international headlines last year when he escaped house arrest and fled to the United States Embassy in Beijing—this despite being legally blind.  Chen was allowed to leave the country …

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Chen Guangcheng: “I think I protect the rights of unborn children, the rights of women, and the rights of any citizen”

By Dave Andrusko GQ [Gentleman’s Quarterly] is not the first place you’d expect to find pro-life human right activist Chen Guangcheng profiled sympathetically, let alone given the designation “Rebel of the Year 2012.” But you take what you can get and the article by John B. Thompson is terrific. Thompson cuts right to the chase …

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Chen Guangcheng Asks American Company to take a more outspoken role against China’s “One Child” Policy

By Dave Andrusko More than a few of our NRL News Today readers have written to ask what future I anticipated for Chen Guangcheng, the blind pro-life human rights Chinese activist. You’ll recall that Chen garnered international attention in 2005 when he exposed how local officials were forcing women to undergo abortions and sterilizations to …

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Chen Guangcheng, who exposed China’s policy of forced abortions, meets with Congressional leaders

By Dave Andrusko  Chinese pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng met yesterday with Congressional leaders, expressing doubts that the investigation the Chinese government promised into the abuses he and his family had suffered in China had even begun and renewed concern about the fate of his nephew. After a harrowing journey that included four years …

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Chen Guangcheng to address Council on Foreign Relations

By Dave Andrusko Even as he is focuses on the safety of family members who remain in China and his own physical and emotional recovery, pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is preparing to address the prestigious Council on Foreign Affairs on Thursday. Chen will be alongside New York University law professor Jerome Cohen, his …

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Chen Guangcheng arrives in the U.S., still worried about family and supporters in China

By Dave Andrusko “Three weeks after Chen took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, his arrival defused political tension between China and the United States. But left uncertain were the future of human rights in China, whether Chen will ever be allowed to return there, and what will become of other relatives who say …

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Washington Post columnist asks why “abortion rights supporters” are silent on Chen

By Dave Andrusko The sound of silence is not just the title of a 1960s Simon and Garfunkel song. It also accurately describes the conspicuous-by-its-absence response of “pro-choice” partisans to the wretched treatment of pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. But, to be fair, what’s the payoff for the Abortion Establishment in denouncing real-life forced …

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Chen tells CNN of “First Concrete Step Forward”

By Dave Andrusko CNN is reporting today that pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has said that the paperwork for passports for himself, his wife, and their two children has been completed.  “It’s the first concrete step forward,” said Chen, who is anxious to study abroad, presumably in the United States. Chen’s encouraging remarks came …

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Chen tells Congressional Subcommittee “I am not a hero”

By Dave Andrusko The scene could not have been more dramatic, or more chilling. Pro-life and human rights champion Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) was holding a hearing on the fate of Chen Guangcheng, who has paid a fierce price for revealing China’s brutal policy of forced abortion and forced sterilization when for the second time …

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Deal to Allow Chen Guangcheng to “study abroad” faces many obstacles and unanswered questions

By Dave Andrusko Reports are that the United States and China have reached an agreement in which pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng would be allowed to ask permission to study abroad. The Washington Post reported that “the Chinese government had promised to quickly process his paperwork so he can leave the country for the …

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Pro-Life Human Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng Tells Congressional-Executive Commission on China his fears about reprisals and his hopes to leave China

By Dave Andrusko In stark and dramatic terms  pro-life Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng told Congress Thursday that he wants to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and  requested to have his “freedom of travel guaranteed” as he seeks to leave China with his family to the United States. As a translator conveyed …

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Chen Guangcheng feels “let down” by Obama Administration

By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today is about to post, the latest in the rapidly-changing situation of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is that he has told journalists he fears for his life and, contrary to earlier stories, wants to leave China. Chen, 40, courageously exposed the Chinese government’s systematic, massive use of forced …

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