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Chinese woman dies during forced abortion: was six months pregnant

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LIJING COUNTY, Shandong Province, China, October 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Chinese woman died last week during a forced abortion at six months pregnant, the human rights organizations Women’s Rights Without Frontiers and China Aid say they have learned.

According to a report posted on fanfucn.com, Jihong Ma was seized by Family Planning Officials for a forced abortion because she violated the one-child policy. Due to her state of stress, she was placed on oxygen. In the words of a family member:

More than ten persons from the Family Planning Bureau came, took off the oxygen mask from her and forced her to induce labor. From the time she was put into operating room at 4:00 p.m., there was no news about her . . . At night around 10:00 p.m., someone came, opened the door of the delivery room and slipped away. We ran into the delivery room and saw that the doctors and nurses all disappeared while poor Jihong Ma’s body had already been totally freezing cold, with purple lips and bleeding nose, lying on the operating table without any movement . . . Jihong Ma’s daughter does not know yet that her Mom has passed away. She cries looking for Mom every day.

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“Our hearts go out to the family of Jihong Ma, who was their wife, mother or daughter,” stated Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. “China’s cruel and barbaric forced abortion policy causes more violence towards women and girls than any other official policy on earth. It is China’s war against women and girls. Women are forcibly aborted up to the ninth month of pregnancy.

“Forced abortion is not a choice. It is official government rape.”

Bob Fu, President of China Aid, stated, “Tragedies like this demonstrate the urgent need for China to establish the rule of law. Family Planning Police commit hideous crimes with impunity, as do those who persecute the house churches and Chinese human rights lawyers.”

A recent report released by Women’s Rights Without Frontiers detailed several bone chilling accounts of the brutality experienced by Chinese citizens who fall afoul of the one-child policy.

The report was leaked out of China by a source who requested anonymity for fear of the reprisals that other critics of the one-child policy have been subjected to. It was unveiled at a U.S. Congressional Hearing on the one-child policy, held September 22.

Reports from China have indicated that Chen Guangcheng, the country’s most famous opponent of the brutal population control methods, may have been killed after suffering years of imprisonment, torture, and harassment.

“Chen Guangcheng has stood up for victims of forced abortion. He has been jailed, tortured, denied medical treatment, and we don’t know whether he is dead or alive,” said Fu.

 

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