Chinese Family Planning Official Kills Man Over Forced Sterilization

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 7, 2011   |   1:53PM   |   Beijing, China

Seeking to enforce the one-child policy that involves forced abortions and sterilizations for violators, a Chinese family planning official has been accused of killing a man after attempting to uphold the law.

Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, a human rights group that monitors the policy and supports victims of it, informed about the incident.

On March 21, family planning officials entered the home of Xu Shuaishuai to seize his sister for a forced sterilization. Unable to find her, they beat Xu’s father and when Xu defended his father from the attack, one of the Chinese population control officials stabbed him twice in the heart with a long knife. Xu died on the way to the hospital.

“This murder is a shocking and extreme example of how coercive family planning presses fear into the hearts of the Chinese people every day,” Littlejohn said. “Women who become pregnant without a birth permit — illegally pregnant — are terrified of discovery and forced abortion. Fathers feel helpless to protect their wives and children. Paid informants — friends, neighbors, co-workers — tear down trust in Chinese society. Family members are detained and tortured.”

Littlejohn said the one child forced abortion and sterilization policy “is causing a demographic disaster for China.”

“Due to the traditional preference for boys, girls are disproportionately aborted,” she explained. “This “gendercide” has given rise to a critical gender imbalance: there are now an estimated 37 million more men than women in China. This gender imbalance is a driving force behind sexual slavery, not only in China but in the surrounding countries as well.”

Littlejohn complains the people of the United States, England and other nations that engage in significant trade and economic business with China are propping up the forced abortion regime and also helping the abortion businesses, pro-abortion groups and United Nations agencies that support the one-child policy.

“The international community funds UNFPA, United Nations Family Planning Fund, as well as IPPF, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Marie Stopes International,” Littlejohn said. “These organizations are operative “abortion providers” in China. How many of these abortions are forced?”

In 2008, then Secretary of State Colin Powell found that UNFPA was complicit in coercive family planning in China. Meanwhile, the IPPF website openly declares, “The China Family Planning Association (CFPA) plays a very important role in China’s family planning programme. It supports the present family planning policy of the government, which is appropriate for the present national situation” while the website for Marie Stopes International, lists as “major partners” the Family Planning Commissions of several provinces in China.

“Why are we financing the infrastructure of forced abortion in China with taxpayer money?” the human rights activist concluded.