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A complaint against China’s draconian one-child policy has been filed with the United Nations women’s rights group championed by Hillary Clinton.
The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, or UNCSW, received the complaint from the non-profit group Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
The group says the complaint “chronicles the history of barbarous reports emerging from China since the beginning of this year.”
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“We call upon the Chinese Communist Party immediately to stop coercive family planning; and we call upon members of the international community to urge them to do so,” said WRWF President Reggie Littlejohn in a statement.
Littlejohn said the “mayhem caused by China’s one-child policy continues unabated,” calling the policy of forced abortion “official government rape.”
“Not only women, but also men and children have been maimed and killed under the policy,” she said.
She noted the report recounts a case of suicide that demonstrates why China has the highest female suicide rate in the world.
Beijing has reaffirmed the policy, which was enacted in 1979 to alleviate social, economic and environmental problems. Chinese authorities claim that the policy prevented more than 400 million births from about 1979 to 2011.
As WND reported, however, intelligence analysts say the one-child policy has created a shortage of workers to support an aging population of retirees, which will lead to an economic crisis.
Nevertheless, Wang Xia, the chairman of China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission, stated Jan. 14 that the nation “must unwaveringly adhere to the one-Child Policy as a national policy to stabilize the low birth rate as the primary task.”
Government researchers count more than 13 million abortions a year, or 1,500 an hour, in China.
The report, which calls the policy “sexual slavery,” cites a recent study finding that multiple abortions lead to low birth weight and an increased risk of death to children born in subsequent pregnancies.
It cites the following examples:
- Family Planning Officials got into an argument Feb. 4 with a couple who had three children. In the tussle that followed, the officials ran over the couple’s 13-month-old baby with their car, killing him.
- On March 19, in Dabancheng Village, Hubei Province, a mother of two died after a forced sterilization, which took place against a doctor’s orders.
- On May 15, in Xinyi City, Jiangsu Province, more than 20 family planning officials beat a farmer almost to death, because he and his wife have three children. Zhang Futao suffered severe head injuries and is in critical condition from the beating. According to the family, he suffered a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage.
- On May 23, a woman from Yuyue Town, Hubei Province, died after a forced abortion. She was six months’ pregnant.
The complaint acknowledges the U.N. women’s agency for its “agreed conclusions” condemning forced abortion, sterilization and contraception. It nevertheless challenges the UNCSW to investigate the United Nations Population Fund, which was found by former Secretary of State Colin Powell to be complicit with coercive family planning.
Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has posted a petition online against forced abortion in China.
Watch the group’s four-minute video, “Stop Forced Abortion – China’s War on Women”: