(WASHINGTON TIMES) A coalition of human rights groups is calling on the United Nations to investigate China’s family planning law to focus international attention on forced abortions, sterilization and other abuses reportedly used to impose Beijing’s one-child policy.

The complaint provides names, dates, photos and references to news stories about human rights violations in its call for an investigation into 17 cases of Chinese families who say they were subjected to abuses such as forced abortion, forced sterilization, human trafficking and baby selling under China’s one-child policy.

“It is patently obvious that the largest, most historic violence against women and girls in the world today, or in all of human history, must be the practical effect of China’s one-child policy,” said Samuel B. Casey, a coalition leader and managing director of the Jubilee Campaign, a human rights group that has nongovernmental organization consultative status at the United Nations.

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