Now that Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese forced abortion opponent, has escaped house arrest imposed on him by family planning and Communist Party officials, the leading pro-life member of Congress is calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to protect him.

Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican who is the head of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and has chaired hearings on Chen’s bogus imprisonment and the extensive forced abortion and sterilization campaign he exposed, released a letter to Clinton to LifeNews.

Smith calls on Clinton and the Obama administration to give Chen diplomatic protection to ensure he is not unlawfully detained by Chinese officials, which could lead to his imprisonment or death.

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