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Exposing the One Child Policy
25/9/2016 30 YEARS OF KILLING BABIES WITH THE ONE CHLD POLICY - 23 MILLION FORCED ABORTIONS A YEAR
NEW YORK. China’s One Child (not Two Child) Policy turns 36 this week (September 25). Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, stated, “The One (now Two) Child Policy has been responsible for hundreds of millions of forced abortions and sterilizations and untold human suffering. Of great concern is the fact this year we learned that the number of abortions in China is not 13 million, but a staggering 23 million a year. It is appalling that the Chinese Communist Party has touted its “prevention” of 400 million lives through the One Child Policy as a great contribution to the fight against global warming.”
6/11/2015 THE SHOCKING FACE OF CHINA'S ONE CHILD POLICY
This is the shocking face of China’s brutal one child policy which many academics and pressure groups are now calling to be imposed in the west – the image shows a 9 month old baby lying dead in a bucket, forcibly aborted by Chinese family planning authorities in the town of Moshan, Shandong province.Because the parents of the baby already had a child, they were hunted down and forced to comply with China’s draconian one child policy. The mother was injected with a poison that induced an abortion, but after the baby was “pulled out inhumanly like a piece of meat,” it was still alive and began to cry before doctors slung the defenseless child into a bucket and left it to die. ......
25/10/2011 WOMAN DIES DURING FORCED ABORTION FOR CONTRAVENING ONE CHILD POLICY
Because local media in Lijin County in Shandong Province in eastern
China refused to report on how a woman died during a forced, late-term
abortion, a family member has published the story of the mother’s
unnecessary death. This has drawn angry comments across China’s
17/8/2011 REGIME ADMITS ONE-CHILD POLICY HAS CAUSED A
HOLOCAUST OF FEMALE ABORTIONS
Beijing has pledged to crack down heavily on sex-selective abortions
in an effort to corect China's male-female imbalance.
An eight-month crackdown, involving six ministries including the
ministries of health, public security and the National Population and
Family Planning Commission, is intended to help achieve "a significant
rebalancing of the sex ratio at birth by 2015".
"Using ultrasonic techniques to conduct non-medical sex determination
and selective sex abortion is the primary reason for the imbalanced
sex ratio," commission director Li Bin told a national conference on
The natural sex ratio should be 103 to 107 boys per 100 girls at
birth, but the gap widened on the mainland after the one-child policy
was introduced three decades ago to curb population growth.
6/9/1995 HILLARY CLINTON ATTACKS ABUSE OF WOMEN IN CHINA
Speaking more forcefully on human rights than any American dignitary
has on Chinese soil, Hillary Rodham Clinton catalogued a devastating
litany of abuse that has afflicted women around the world today and
criticized China for seeking to limit free and open discussion of
women's issues here.
"It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that
it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from
human rights," Mrs. Clinton told the Fourth World Conference on Women
"It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or
drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they
are born girls," Mrs. Clinton said, or "when women and girls are sold
into slavery or prostitution for human greed.
"It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with
gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage
dowries are deemed too small" she continued, or "when thousands of
women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women
are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war."
China's one-child policy leads to an estimated 13 million reported abortions every year, with many of those ordered by the authorities enforcing the system.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan gained access to a hospital in the southeastern city of Xiamen, where she found one mother in a terrible condition.
Xiao Ai Ying was forced to have an abortion eight months into her pregnancy because she already has a ten-year-old girl.
Forced abortions sometimes happen in remote areas of China, but this one occurred in one of the country's most modern cities. They are not condoned by the central government.
Mothers who violate China's one-child policy usually pay a fine anywhere from $1 to $40,000, but are then often sterilised to prevent them from having another child.
Although the officials figures of 13 million abortions seem high, physicians and medical researchers quoted by the state-run newspaper China Daily on Thursday said that once unreported and medication-induced abortions are counted, the actual number is substantially higher.
The rate of abortion in China is about 24 abortions for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44, the World Health Organisation and the Guttmacher Institute said in a joint report.
In 2003, the report put the number of abortions in China at nine million, out of a total of 42 million worldwide.
Al Jazeera approached Chinese authorities in Xiamen for comment on this story, but they declined to speak to us.
VIDEO SHOWS THE INFAMOUS ONE-CHILD POLICY TO BE COUNTER PRODUCTIVE
China introduced its so-called one-child policy more than three decades ago as a control mechanism when rapid population growth was outstripping growth in the country's food supply.
Married couples in cities were limited to just one child as part of the government's family planning programme implemented in 1979, when the birth rate was three children per woman.
By 2008 the birth rate had dropped to 1.8 children per woman.
The government says over 400 million births have been prevented as a result of the policy without it, the population today would have been 1.7 billion people, instead of 1.3 billion.
But the city of Yicheng has challenged this claim.
Chinese authorities selected Yicheng 30 years ago for a secret experiment: to act as a control group to see what would happen if families had the freedom to have more than one child.
And the population there has actually grown at a slower rate than the national average, as Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports.