A formal complaint has been filed with the United Nations by officials with Womens Rights Without Frontiers, alleging China’s one-child policy is resulting in the maiming and murder of men, women and children.
The organization, an international coalition with the goal of halting forced abortions and sexual slavery in China, submitted the detailed document to the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women. It names the Chinese government for its one-child policy and alleges it has resulted in “barbarous” consequences.
For example, the organization cites the case of an argument in February. The reports from the scene reveal that China’s “family planning” officials argued with a couple who had three children, and drove over the couple’s 13-month-old baby, killing him.
In another situation, “family planning” officials on May 15 “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.”
Reggie Littlejohn, president of the rights organization, said, “The mayhem caused by China’s one child policy continues unabated. Forced abortion is official government rape. Not only women, but also men and children have been maimed and killed under the policy.”
She continued, “The report recounts a grim case of suicide, which graphically demonstrates why China has the highest female suicide rate in the world. We are dismayed that on Jan. 14, 2013, Wang Xia, the chair of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, stated that China ‘must unwaveringly adhere to the one child policy as a national policy to stabilize the low birth rate as the primary task.’ 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.”
The rights organization’s complaint recognizes the statements already made by the UNCSW that condemn forced abortion, but it challenges the international body “to investigate the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), which was found to be complicit with coercive family planning by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.”
Littletjohn explains in the complaint that this is the third year for a complaint to be filed, but China has yet to respond.
But she wrote that since the UNCSW’s topic for this year is “Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls,” it’s a good time to take a look at China’s rule over its citizens.
“There is no greater violence against women than forced abortion, up to the ninth month of pregnancy,” she wrote. “There is no greater violence against girls than gendercide, which has claimed up to 200 million lives of girls selected for abortion solely because they are girls.”
The complaint noted that while there is some discussion in opposition to China’s policies, “It is significant that the European Parliament has acknowledged that it provides funding for family planning in China and has urged the commission to ensure that this funding is not associated with coercion. For decades, the UNFPA has worked hand in hand with the Chinese population control machine, which is coercive. We have no doubt that any unbiased investigation by the European Parliament, the United Nations, or any other governmental body will reveal that UNFPA is complicit with coercive family planning in China. The UNCSW should likewise undertake such an investigation.”
The actions are no more or less than “China’s war on women,” the complaint explains. “Any discussion of women’s rights, or human rights, would be a charade if forced abortion in China is not front and center. It does not matter whether you are pro-life or pro-choice on this issue. No one supports forced abortion, because it is not a choice.”
A government report said China has done 336 million abortions and 196 million sterilizations and is unwilling to have a discussion about its actions.
Just weeks ago, the complaint explained, Congressman Chris Smith and WRWF “attempted to deliver to the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C.,. 200,000 signatures on petitions against forced abortion and gendercide in China. The embassy would not open its door to accept the signatures, but rather refused them.”
The complaint also notes that one effect of the forced abortion policy, the nation of China is sliding down the scale of nation’s accused of trafficking in persons.
“China’s one child policy, combined with son preference, has caused a gender imbalance that is driving human trafficking and sexual slavery, not only within China but from the surrounding countries as well. The report lists the many nations from which women and girls are trafficked into China,” the complaint explained.
And the damage doesn’t stop there.
“We are now learning that these forced abortions also put [couples'] future children at risk for respiratory complications, cerebral palsy, and even death related to low birth weight. They also may damage a woman’s future reproductive and general health. This is a violation of the women’s rights and the rights of their future children,” the report said.
Littlejohn recently was profiled by WND, and said the Chinese Communist Party persecutes, detains and tortures the families of dissidents in an attempt to silence them. She calls it state-sponsored child abuse and says such persecution is routine in China.