Monday, September 14, 2015

Chinese Woman Resists Both Forced Abortion and Gendercide To Give Birth to her Daughter; As China’s One Child Policy Turns 35, Woman to Abort at 8 Months, Or Husband to Lose Job

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One Month Old

Chinese Woman Resists Both Forced Abortion and Gendercide To Give Birth to her Daughter
CHINA. This beautiful baby, “Eu-Meh” might never have had the chance to draw breath on this earth, just because she is a girl. She comes from a very poor farming family in the Chinese countryside, where life is harsh.
Eu-Meh’s parents did not have a birth permit, so her mother’s pregnancy was illegal. Her mother hid from the family planning police. If she were caught, her mother would have to pay a huge fine or face forced abortion.
But the main danger to Eu-Meh’s life was not the Family Planning Police. It was her own grandparents on her father’s side.
One Year Old
Eu-Meh’s grandparents told Eu-Meh’s mother to abort her, when they found out that she was pregnant with a girl. They told Eu-Meh’s mother that this little girl would consume milk and food that should go to her grandparents. They would have been happy, however, to keep a baby boy.
When Women’s Rights Without Frontiers learned about Eu-Meh, our undercover fieldworker went to her mother with a strong message of hope. Read More


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  As China’s One Child Policy Turns 35, Woman to Abort at 8 Months, Or Husband to Lose Job

BEIJING, CHINA.  A woman “illegally pregnant” with her second child in Yunnan, China says she feels pressured to have an illegal abortion at eight months, so that her husband will not lose his job as a police officer.  Her struggle has given rise to an outcry against the One Child Policy in China, which will turn 35 on September 25th.

According to reports, the 41-year-old woman, who will only identify herself as by her surname, Chen, stated, “I am fearful.  If my husband believes I must abort the child, there’s nothing I can do . . .  I am worried he would lose his job even after we lose the baby, if the situation gets messy.” 

Wen Xueping, a Yunnan Family Planning Official, stated, “No way will we force them to have an abortion.”  He did, however, warn of the consequences of having a child without permission.  These consequences can include heavy fines and job loss for government employees, such as Chen’s husband.

Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “The statement of the Family Planning Official is typical Chinese communist double-speak.  On one hand, he says that they will not force Chen to have an abortion.  On the other hand, the hefty fines he warns of can be ten times a person’s annual salary.  If a couple cannot afford to pay this ‘terror fine,’ then they have no choice but an abortion.  This constitutes a forced abortion.”

On June 12, 2012, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers broke to the West news of the forced abortion of Feng Jianmei, posting a heartbreaking photo of Feng with her daughter, forcibly aborted at seven months.  [Warning, graphic image.]   The brutality of this violence unleashed a firestorm of criticism against forced abortion under China’s One Child Policy.

Littlejohn continued, “The fact that  Chen is now being forced to choose between abortion at 8 months and the loss of her husband’s job demonstrates that forced abortion continues to this day under China’s One Child Policy.  Headlines have stated that the Policy has been ‘relaxed,’ allowing some couples to have a second child.  But in the urban areas, if both members of a couple have siblings, these couples still can have only one child.  If they get pregnant without a Birth Permit, they may still be subject to forced abortion.

“The anguish of  Chen dramatically demonstrates that China’s forced abortion policy needs to be abolished now.  Forced abortion is official government rape.  The One Child Policy – having ‘prevented’ 400 million births, too often by forced abortion -- has caused more violence against women and girls than any other official policy on earth and any other official policy in history.  This heinous crime against women must end.”

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Read the South China Morning Post (AP) Report:
Outcry as Chinese woman considers illegal abortion at 8 months, fearing draconian one-child policy means her husband would lost job