Expert on Forced Abortions in China Condemns Latest Late-Term Abortion

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 25, 2010   |   7:51PM   |   Beijing, China

The man who uncovered the forced abortion campaign in China decades ago that family planning officials employ in connection with the nation’s one-child policy is condemning the latest incident of a woman forced to have a late-term abortion.

The incident caused a stir as the victims spoke out to the media in a television interview that also featured footage of the mother at the hospital where officials subjected her and her baby to the abortion.

Construction worker Luo Yanquan has told media outlets his wife was taken kicking and screaming from their home by more than a dozen officials.

The forced abortion occurred on October 10 and local family planning officials detained the woman in a hospital for three days for the abortion after learning she had violated the Chinese policy against having more than one child.

There, the officials injected the unborn child with a drug that took the baby’s life.

Steven W. Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, witnessed scenes of brutality when the one-child policy began 30 years ago.

“Over the past three decades, tens of millions of women have suffered through what this woman has experienced: Arrest, imprisonment, and the deliberation execution of their unborn children by agents of the state,” he said in a statement obtained.

“I commend the news reporter for having obtained this tragic story and broadcast it to the world,” says Mosher. “But I would offer one correction. The reporter claims that forced abortion is not central government policy in China. This is mistaken.”

Mosher says indicants like this one come because the Chinese Communist Party puts tremendous pressure on officials to meet quotas for live births.

“They are today—and have always been—completely responsible for the way their cruel one-child policy is being implemented. It is on their orders that millions of women have been dragged into abortion mills, strapped down on operating tables, and forced to have abortions by lethal injection—often followed by cesarean-section abortions to remove their now dead babies,” he explained.

Mosher says the one-child policy and its brutal enforcement via human rights abuses like forced abortions have resulted in the deaths of millions of unborn children.

“The Chinese Communist Party brags that it has prevented 400 million births over the past 30 years. That works out to about 13 million babies each year,” he explained.

Mosher urges Americans and residents of other nations to consider the human rights problems in China when purchasing good and services.

“The next time you think of buying something ‘Made in China,’ think of these women and their suffering, and put it back on the shelf,” says Mosher.