by Steven Ertelt
November 11, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton blasted China’s population control policy that involves forced abortions and sterilizations in a speech on Thursday. Speaking in Washington at an American Bar Association symposium, she called on the country to curb its human rights abuses.
During her talk, she urged President Bush to challenge China’s "forced abortion" policy when he meets with Chinese leaders during his visit to Beijing next week.
Clinton called the Chinese policy that requires families to have no more than one child a "fundamental injustice."
She condemned China’s "use of psychological and economic pressure and threats to force women to terminate pregnancies."
The policy has resulted in a severely skewed male-female ratio where girls often killed via infanticide after birth or aborted beforehand. That’s led to a society where men are having a hard time finding wives and some have resorted to buying and selling women and forcing them to serve as prostitutes.
According to a New York Sun report, Clinton said she had written to China President Hu Jintao about the forced abortion policy and other human rights abuses.
The newspaper said "in the letter, Mrs. Clinton urged President Bush to ‘make clear the United States strongly opposes these abuses’ — among them forced abortion and sterilization, restrictions on religious freedom, the lack of workers’ rights, and the oppression of Tibet."
The Sun commended Clinton for speaking out.
"Too often, the only time Democratic politicians talk about unborn children is in the context of abortion as an absolute right for women," it wrote an in editorial. "For Mrs. Clinton to speak out against pressuring women to terminate pregnancies is a step in the right direction."