Monday, May 14, 2012

Horrors of China's one-child policy revealed by activist's plight

Founder of the Population Research Institute calls Chen Guangcheng 'China's conscience'
Members of the Christian Defense Coalition pray outside the White House in Washington in support of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng May 4. Chen has focused attention to the country's forced abortion and sterilization practices, leading to a crackdown by the government on his movement and prohibitions on contact with foreigners and the media. Yuri Gripas / CNS / Reuters.
The heroic story of blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng and his fight against China's One Child Policy continues to cause headaches for both the abortion supporting Chinese government and the Obama administration. CCN's Deborah Gyapong recently attended a dinner after the March 10 March for Life Rally in Ottawa which featured Stephen Mosher, founder of the Population Research Institute, who said Guangcheng represents "China's conscience:"
The plight of the blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who recently sought asylum in the United States Embassy in China, has brought to the fore the horrors of China’s one-child policy.

Speaking at the annual Rose Dinner, May 10 in conjunction with the National March for Life, Stephen Mosher, founder of the Population Research Institute, called Chen the “Sakharov” of China, and “China’s conscience” for documenting the forcible abortions and subsequent sterilization of tens of thousands of Chinese women. Sakharov was the Soviet dissident who brought worldwide attention to the oppression of the Communist regime. Chen launched an unprecedented class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government on behalf of the women.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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