Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Will You Let Them Get Away with This? - BITTERSWEET CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCE
Reggie Littlejohn in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Lee Love
I want to tell you what we're up against in 2017.
At Women's Rights Without Frontiers,
we are world leaders in the fight to keep China accountable for its
cruel forced population control policies - a battle most governments
have given up on.
With your help, in 2016:
WRWF's "Save a Girl" campaign saved this baby girl
- We took the lead in exposing continued forced abortion
under China’s new Two-Child Policy, especially of single mothers and
- And of course, as of this year, hundreds of
baby girls and moms have been saved from coercive population control and
deadly son preference thanks to our “Save A Girl” campaign!
There's no doubt: we're impacting the global conversation on China. This is a big victory!
But here's the thing: the Chinese government wants to get us off their back, and they know how to do it.
Last October, the Chinese government made the
misleading announcement that they were “abandoning” the One Child
Policy. This was a convenient way to shut down news headlines exposing
their brutal population control, without ending the actual practice.
Forced abortion and gendercide continue under the "Two Child Policy."
The sad thing is, this actually worked. Media
everywhere started discussing the coercive One Child Policy as a thing
of the past!
In 2017, we've got to keep China from getting away with this "change in name only."
You'll also help us keep up the global pressure
on behalf of countless other families who fall victim to forced
abortions and forced sterilization under the Two Child Policy - even as
Because of your generosity, we have the power to
fight these terrible tragedies, and help the oppressed families of
China see the day when the dignity of a woman and her child is truly honored and loved at last.
There are only a few days left to make your gift this year. You can make a difference in the lives of countless families who have nowhere else to turn!
The Chinese Communist Party has announced that
it has “prevented” 400 million lives through it’s One (now Two)-Child
Policy. That’s more than the entire populations of the United States and
Canada Combined. Far too many of these lives were “prevented” through
forced abortion and sterilization.
Thank you for joining forces with us against the greatest crime against women and girls in the world today!
Reggie Littlejohn, President
Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
YES, I WANT TO HELP END GENDERCIDE AND FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA!
donation enables Women’s Rights Without Frontiers to continue to be a
voice for the voiceless women and children of China. This huge effort
comes at a cost. We need your support. Please give as generously as you
can. Every donation makes a difference!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BITTERSWEET CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMANCE BY LITTLEJOHN'S DAUGHTER RESCUED FROM CHINA
Photo 1: Anni Zhang in front of Carnegie Hall with
Reggie Littlejohn and husband Robert
NEW YORK: On Sunday afternoon, 13-year-old Anni Zhang,
rescued from China, was living a
dream come true – she performed piano in Carnegie Hall. What should have been a completely
joyous occasion, however was marred.
Her father, veteran activist Zhang Lin, was not able to attend because
the Chinese government refused to issue him a passport.
Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, played a key role in bringing Anni to
the United States from China, where she and her father were under house arrest
after she had been detained and denied the right to go to school. Littlejohn and her husband, Robert,
have been raising Anni as their own daughter. They flew the family, including
Anni’s older sister Ruli, from San Jose, CA to New York to celebrate Anni’s
achievement with her.
stated, “My husband and I are so proud of Anni. She came to the United States without playing an instrument,
and after just two years, she won an international competition to perform at
Carnegie Hall. That’s got to be
some kind of a record. I think
she’s a genius! She looked
gorgeous in her purple sequined concert gown, and she played brilliantly. But as my heart was bursting with pride
for her, it was also aching for her father, who could not be here to enjoy this
important moment with his daughter.”
continued, “I spoke with Zhang Lin.
He told me that he has applied several times for a passport, telling the
authorities that he needed one quickly so that he could come to New York and
see Anni perform. Each time, they
refused him a passport. They once
told him it is because of his ‘history.’
What could this statement mean, other than that they are punishing him
for his ‘history’ of pro-democracy activism? What kind of an inhumane government is this,
that would detain a 10-year-old to punish her father, and then would refuse a
passport to the father to punish them both?”
Activist Chen Guangcheng
issued the following warning to the Chinese government: “Controlling
people's right to freedom of movement is a hallmark of authoritarian
regimes. To the Chinese Communist Party: If you want to be recognized as
legitimate in the international community, you need to respect the basic rights
Jing Zhang, president of Women’s
Rights in China and colleague of Zhang Lin, also played a major role in
bringing Anni to the United States.
She stated: “The Chinese Communist Party’s persecution
of pro-democracy activists is unprecedented. Recently family members of activist Peng Ming, who was
serving his sentence, received horrible news. Hubei Prison officials claimed that Peng Ming died suddenly
of a heart attack. But then Peng Ming’s heart and brain were secretly removed,
without permission from his family.
Many dissidents and even petitioners seeking justice are
imprisoned. The CCP has become
desperate. At this time, they will
make life more difficult for Zhang Lin.”
Yao Cheng, a close friend of Zhang
Lin, who helped Anni escape and paid for it with years of jail time, stated: “I did not expect the Chinese
government to issue Zhang Lin a passport.
The Chinese government is lying.
We cannot expect them to have mercy on him.”
Anni said, “Performing at Carnegie Hall
was one of the most wonderful moments of my life. I only wish my father could have been there to share it with
Anni is known as “China’s youngest
prisoner of conscience.” When she
was ten, Anni was kidnapped out of her elementary school, detained overnight,
denied the right to go to school and put under house arrest with her
father. Learn more about her story