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04 / 06 / 2010 - 35,000 Forced Abortions Committed Daily in China: Congressman Chris Smith
About 35,000 abortions are committed daily on women who are victimized by the country's coercive one-child policy, said Congressman Chris Smith Tuesday.
Smith spoke at a lunch discussion entitled “No Choice Allowed: China’s Hollow Celebration of International Children’s Day” on June 1.
The leading pro-life congressman was joined by four other panelists, including T. Kumar, Asia Director for Amnesty International, in a lunch-hour meeting that addressed the grave systemic consequences of China’s one-child policy and the efforts various organizations are initiating to speak out for women and children’s rights in China.
One such group is the All Girls Allowed Initiative of the Jenzabar Foundation, cofounded by panelist Chai Ling, a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, who thanked Smith for his well-known work in defense of women’s rights and global justice.
“We are honored to have Congressman Smith add his voice to our initiative for freedom and justice for these brutally abused women and children,” said Chai Ling.
Smith is a staunch advocate for human life and freedom in the U.S. and around the world, and his legislative initiatives have been instrumental in protecting women in cases of human-trafficking, rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
In his capacity as Commissioner of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, Smith has presided over more than 20 Congressional hearings on the issue of human rights, forced abortion and women’s rights in China in his 28 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Panelist Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, a nonprofit anti-sex slavery group, told the gathering that "over 400 million children are not living in China because of the one-child policy. That's more than the population of the United States."
"Many people in America know about the one-child policy but don't know it leads to forced abortions," Littlejohn said, and related from personal contact with victims how women are taken against their will to hospitals and subjected to abortions.
The lunch panel discussion, attended by about 70 people, was hosted by the Jenzabar Foundation, the ChinaAid Association, and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers.
In an interview after the discussion, Rep. Smith said that a focus on education and literacy would give people in China the opportunity to decide to have fewer children without government coercion.
"But (population control) never has to be through killing a child," Smith said, as reported by the Washington Times.
Source: Thaddeus M. Baklinski - LifeSiteNews.com