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Chen Guangcheng to President Obama: “Get Our Whole Family Out”

by | May 7, 2012

Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

By Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Editor’s note. Reggie Littlejohn was one of the people who testified May 3 before the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China at a hearing held by Chairman Chris Smith (R-NJ). She was asked two questions, beginning with, “What is the underlying issue that got Chen Guangcheng detained?”

She pointed out that much of the mainstream media had left out “why is there such intense persecution, what is it that set off the Chinese Communist Government party against Chen Guangcheng?” And the answer Littlejohn gave was, “The fact that he was the one person in China who dared to stand up against the One Child Policy.”

Just prior to testifying, Littlejohn wrote,


“…Chen is hugely symbolic in China, the conscience of the nation.  By challenging the One Child Policy, he has challenged the lynchpin of social control in China. This explains the ferocity of the Chinese Communist Party’s reaction to him.”


Elsewhere she wrote (in “The REAL War Against Women–Forced abortion and Gendercide in China”),


“Chinese women are being dragged out of their homes, strapped down to tables and forced to abort babies that they want, up to the ninth month of pregnancy. Sometimes the women themselves die, along with their full term babies. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, no one supports forced abortion, because it’s not a choice. Watch this 4-minute video to learn the brutal truth about forced abortion in China.


   “Equally appalling, baby girls are being selected for termination.  According to one UN estimate, up to 200 million women are missing in the world today due to gendercide, the sex-selective abortion of baby girls, mostly in China and India.  Anyone who cares about women’s rights must be heartbroken and incensed by this massive attack against females. 


   China’s One Child Policy causes more violence against women and girls than any other official policy on earth.  It is systematic, institutionalized violence against women:


·      Forced abortion is violent.  It is official government rape.

·      Forced sterilization is often done without anesthesia and may cause infection, which can ruin a woman’s reproductive and general health.

·      Infanticide – the killing of newborns – is a human rights atrocity.  Read “Best Practices – Infanticide” here.

·      Because of gendercide, there are now approximately 37 million more males living in China than women.

·      This gender imbalance is driving sexual slavery not only within China, but from the surrounding countries as well.

·      China has the highest female suicide rate of any nation in the world.  An estimated 500 women a day end their lives in China.


   The women of China cannot fight this war, or they risk being imprisoned, tortured and denied medical treatment, like blind forced abortion opponent, Chen Guangcheng.

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