China forced abortions article Updated: June 1, 2010
United States court accepts evidence of ongoing forced abortions and forced sterilizations in China. It’s still happening – with Christians often being targeted for “special attention.”
Welcome to human rights in China. You know, China? Barbados’ newest best friend and benefactor!
NAI YUAN JIANG, Petitioner,
ERIC H. HOLDER, JR., Attorney General, Respondent.
No. 08-73186. United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Argued and Submitted October 8, 2009—Pasadena, California. Filed May 24, 2010.
Here’s a few links to the current story and then our previously published story…
Welcome To Communist China
Auntie Moses always says “You can’t choose your relatives, but you can choose your friends.”
We Bajans and our government would do well to heed our old Auntie’s admonition.
Does our Prime Minister believe that the high government people from China he deals with are somehow apart from the government agents who kidnapped eight and a half months pregnant Jin Yani from her bed, and held her down in an abortion clinic?
Our new diplomatic buddies are the same people who order government thugs into the night to do their evil.
The Truth Is The Truth, And This Is The Truth About China and Barbados…
The brutal Communist Chinese government smiles upon Barbados while running government slave labour camps and kidnapping pregnant women for forced abortions.
Barbados government leaders ignore the slavery and the forced abortions because they have virtually bankrupted our country and are desperate for Chinese handouts.
That is the simple truth – while our government dares to sponsor emancipation celebrations and demands slavery reparations.
Pay the slavery reparations to those still in chains and under bondage…
Chinese Victims Of Forced Late-Term Abortion Fight Back
QIAN’AN, China — Yang Zhongchen, a small-town businessman, wined and dined three government officials for permission to become a father.
But the Peking duck and liquor weren’t enough. One night, a couple of weeks before her date for giving birth, Yang’s wife was dragged from her bed in a north China town and taken to a clinic, where, she says, her baby was killed by injection while still inside her.
“Several people held me down, they ripped my clothes aside and the doctor pushed a large syringe into my stomach,” says Jin Yani, a shy, petite woman with a long ponytail. “It was very painful. … It was all very rough.”
Some 30 years after China decreed a general limit of one child per family, resentment still brews over the state’s regular and sometimes brutal intrusion into intimate family matters. Not only are many second pregnancies aborted, but even to have one’s first child requires a license.
Seven years after the dead baby was pulled from her body with forceps, Jin remains traumatized and, the couple and a doctor say, unable to bear children. Yang and Jin have made the rounds of government offices pleading for restitution — to no avail.
This year, they took the unusual step of suing the family planning agency. The judges ruled against them, saying Yang and Jin conceived out of wedlock. Local family planning officials said Jin consented to the abortion. The couple’s appeal to a higher court is pending.
The one-child policy applies to most families in this nation of 1.3 billion people, and communist officials, often under pressure to meet birth quotas set by the government, can be coldly intolerant of violators.
But in the new China, economically powerful and more open to outside influences, ordinary citizens such as Yang and Jin increasingly are speaking out. Aiding them are social campaigners and lawyers who have documented cases of forced abortions in the seventh, eighth or ninth month. Chen Guangcheng, a self-taught lawyer, prepared a lawsuit cataloguing 20 cases of forced abortions and sterilizations in rural parts of Shandong province in 2005, allegedly carried out because local officials had failed to reach population control targets.
Chen, who is blind, is serving a prison sentence of three years and four months which his supporters say was meted out in retaliation for his activism.
Many countries ban abortion after 12 or sometimes 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk. While China outlaws forced abortions, its laws do not expressly prohibit or even define late-term termination.
Jin, an 18-year-old high school dropout from a broken home, met 30-year-old Yang, a building materials supplier, in September 1998. They moved in together. A year and a half later, in January or February 2000, they discovered Jin was pregnant but couldn’t get married right away because she had not reached 20, the marriage age.
After her birthday in April, Jin bought porcelain cups for the wedding and posed for studio photos. On May 5, they were married.
Now all that was missing was the piece of paper allowing them to have a child. So about a month before Jin’s due date, her husband Yang set out to curry favor with Di Wenjun, head of the neighborhood family planning office in Anshan, the couple’s home town about 190 miles east of Beijing.
He faced a fine of $660 to $1,330 for not having gotten a family planning permit in advance, so he treated Di to the Peking duck lunch on Aug. 15, 2000, hoping to escape with a lower fine since this was his first child.
The next day he paid for another meal with Di and the village’s Communist Party secretary and accountant.
He said the mood was cordial and that the officials toasted him for finding a young wife and starting a family.
“They told me ‘We’ll talk to our superiors. We’ll do our best. Wait for our news.’ So I was put at ease,” Yang said.
But three weeks later, on Sept. 7, when Yang was away opening a new building supplies store, Jin was taken from her mother-in-law’s home and forced into having the abortion.
Why had the officials failed to make good on their assurances? One of Yang’s two lawyers, Wang Chen, says he believes it was because no bribe was paid.
“Dinner is not enough,” Wang said. “Nothing gets done without a bribe. This is the situation in China. Yang was too naive.”
Di, who has since been promoted to head of family planning for all of Anshan township, could not be reached. Officials who answered his office phone refused to take a message and gave a cell phone number for him that was out of service.
… read the entire article at the Houston Chronicle (link here)