Sweeping Forced Abortions Used in Regime's Birth Control Enforcement

By Yan Ming

Radio Free Asia |  Apr 23, 2007

CHINA—Recently, governments in Shandong and Guangxi Provinces are forcing pregnant women to abort their babies. Among these pregnant women, some of them are in the late stages of their pregnancy.

After being injected with drugs, a Christian who was seven months pregnant gave birth to a dead child on April 18. The nine month old fetus of another woman did not move for 48 hours after she was forcibly injected with drugs. Birth Control Departments and hospitals in Guangxi Province refuse to respond to the reporter's questions about the forced abortions.

Illegal Late Term Abortions

According to information from the China Aid Association released on April 17, in Texas in the United States, a large scale mandatory abortion program is being carried out in Baise City, Shanxi Province in China. In the People's Hospital in Youjiang District, Baise City alone, there were 41 pregnant women being forcibly injected with abortion drugs on that day. Wei Linrong, a Christian who was seven months pregnant was one of them. On the morning of April 17, ten officials from the Baise City Birth Control Commission broke into Wei's home.

Here is the SICKO mind of Dr. Pianka, and he wants this to come to America...

“The reason China was able to turn the corner and is gonna become the new super power in the world is because they got a police state and they can force people to stop reproducing. That's the only reason they were able to turn the corner.”

SOURCE: http://www.infowars.com/articles/life/pianka_dr_doom_speaks.htm

They kidnapped Wei to the Youjiang People's Hospital and forcibly injected her with an abortion drug. Our reporter called Wei's husband, Pastor James Liang on April 18 and learned that Wei gave birth to a dead boy. Liang told the reporter that Wei was given the injection at 11 a.m. on the April 17 and had a miscarriage at 6 a.m. on the April 18. Liang didn't know what kind of injection Wei was given. After giving her the injection, the fetus was left to die slowly in the uterus. Liang and Wei already have a child. Liang told the reporter the pregnancy was an accident. They didn't mean to violate the government's birth control policy.

He Caigan was another victim in the same hospital. She was nine-months pregnant with her first baby. The Baise City birth control department claimed that because she had not turned 18 and did not have a marriage certificate, they forced her to give up her baby. According to He, the hospital didn't tell her what drug was used. The hospital staff put two injections into the fetus's head. The fetus did not move for 48 hours after the injections. She said: "I was scared. I closed my eyes when they injected the drugs. After the injections, the baby kicked and moved continuously for 20 minutes and then stopped moving. It hadn't moved since then." She wanted the baby but said she couldn't do anything since it was the government's decision. She also saw another woman in the same hospital who was nine months into her pregnancy being injected with an abortion drug as well.

Hospital Denies Accusations

Our reported called the Youjiang People's Hospital on the April 18 to inquire about Wei and He's situation.

Reporter: The Hospital forced 41 pregnant women to abort. How come a nine month pregnancy was still forcibly aborted?

Staff: Who told you that? We don't abort those who are due soon.

Reporter: What about Wei Linrong? She was seven months into her pregnancy. She was injected with an abortion drug and gave birth to a dead baby boy this morning.

Staff: Why don't you come to the hospital and see for yourself. I am not obligated to answer your question.

Reporter: Did the Birth Control Commission send anyone to the hospital?

Staff: Yes, there was a group of them.

Reporter: Are they stationed there?

Staff: Yes. You have to come over here if you have any more questions.

Another Twelve Women Injected in One Hour

A close friend of Wei Linrong told the reporter: "This [forced abortion] was arranged by the Birth Control office. They often send people to force civilians to go to the hospital for abortions." In the one hour while the reporter was trying to gather information from various government officials, the Youjiang People's Hospital forcibly injected another dozen pregnant women with abortion drugs. In Laizhou City, Shandong province, a 39-year-old Christian, Xu Hui, who was accidentally pregnant with her second child was also forced by the government to abort her baby. She was six months pregnant.

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China admits women were forced to have abortions

By David Eimer in Beijing

Published: 21 September 2005

Several health workers have been arrested in Shandong Province in the east of China after the authorities admitted that local officials had been forcing women to have abortions or undergo sterilisations.

Sources in Linyi City and its surrounding counties claimed that up to 120,000 women had been coerced into submitting to the procedures and that some of them were in the ninth month of their pregnancies.

The arrests follow the detention on 6 September of a local activist, Chen Guangcheng. Mr Chen had claimed that women with two children were being forced to undergo sterilisations, while women pregnant with their third child were required to have abortions.

Human rights groups have long insisted that China used compulsory abortions and sterilisations as a way of enforcing its one-child policy, which restricts couples to just one child and was introduced in 1979 as a means of controlling the growth of its population.

Yu Xuejun, China's National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) spokesman, admitted it had received "successive complaints" about the activities of its officials in Linyi. "Some persons in a few counties and townships of Linyi did commit practices that violated laws and infringed upon the legitimate rights and interests of citizens while conducting family planning work," said Mr Yu on the NPFPC website. "The responsible persons have been removed from their posts and some have been detained."

Growing public disquiet over the activities of health workers in Linyi prompted 34 year-old Mr Chen to get involved in March this year, after locals complained that people who defied the sterilisation orders were being imprisoned and that, if they fled, members of their family were held until they returned and submitted to the procedures.

One 24-year-old women described how she was taken to Feixian hospital in one of Linyi's surrounding counties in February when nine months pregnant and had an unknown liquid injected into her uterus, forcing a miscarriage and killing her baby. She already had a son and was told her second pregnancy violated family planning limits.

Mr Chen filed a lawsuit accusing Linyi officials of breaching family planning laws but, soon after arriving in Beijing earlier this month to meet with lawyers sympathetic to his case, he was arrested and held for 30 hours. He is now under house arrest and is believed to have gone on hunger strike over his treatment.

Forced abortions and compulsory sterilisations were commonplace in the early 1980s in China, which with 1.3 billion people is the world's most populous nation. But since the mid-1990s, the government has supposedly switched to a system of fines for couples who have more than one child, while offering annual pensions of about £85 to couples over 60 who have adhered to the one-child policy.

Beijing insists local officials are not authorised to compel people to undergo abortions or sterilisations. Mr Yu said NPFPC officials have travelled to the region to "correct any infringements of citizens rights".

Mr Chen's campaign is the latest example of how ordinary Chinese are becoming increasingly vocal about government abuses and are eager to take advantage of what legal rights are on offer to them. In response, the authorities have adopted a policy of blaming local officials. But all local government workers have to meet performance targets laid down by Beijing.

The government claims the one-child policy has restricted the population by more than 300 million. But the traditional Chinese preference for boys over girls has resulted in selective abortions that has led to a severe shortage of women.

But Zhang Weiqing, the minister for the NPFPC, said last week that "China's low birth rate is unstable" and insisted that family planning policy would stay the same.


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