All Girls Allowed Interview: Gov't Official Confirms Forced Abortion
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
CHUZHOU, Anhui, China—In the latest development in the forced abortion case of Ms. Lü, All Girls Allowed spoke last night with Fengyang County's Family Planning Office and received official acknoweldgment and confirmation of the forced abortion on March 22, 2013. In the conversation, which occurred last night at 11:43pm EDT (11:43am Beijing time), the Family Planning Official admitted that the case was being dealt with by the local county government. The full translated text of the interview is below:
Family Planning Official: Hello, who is this?
All Girls Allowed: Hello, is this Fengyang's Family Planning Office?
Family Planning Official: Yes. Who is this?
All Girls Allowed: I’m a reporter from All Girls Allowed. I heard about the recent force abortion case of a 7 month baby, is that correct?
Family Planning Official: The local county government is resolving this case right now. As an office worker, I don’t know what is going on right now. After they have a final explanation, we will let the public know.
All Girls Allowed: Did it really happen?
Family Planning Official: It did happen, but the baby is not 7 months old.
All Girls Allowed: Then how old is the baby?
Family Planning Official: I don’t have the final explanation. I can’t tell you.
All Girls Allowed: Is the baby picture on the internet real?
Family Planning Official: I don’t have the final explanation. I didn’t see what happened, so I can’t tell.
All Girls Allowed: When will the final explanation come out?
Family Planning Official: The leader will tell us. I’m just a worker in the office. I don’t know.
All Girls Allowed: Thank you, thank you. Good bye.
The audio recording of the interview (in Chinese) is below, with the All Girls Allowed voice edited out for security reasons:
Growing News Coverage of Forced Abortion Case
Since the news of the forced abortion broke out, it has been covered by various outlets including Christian Post, LifeNews, and LifeSite News. Additionally, several Chinese sites have covered the news, including New Tang Dynasty TV, which was able to interview the husband. The clip (in Chinese) is below, along with an English translation of the interview:
Interview begins at 0:16
TV Anchor: A reporter from New Tang Dynasty Television interviewed the husband on March 25th. The husband said his wife’s last name is Lü. The news on the internet is real. He is negotiating with the local government right now.
Husband: Someone reported us (to the local family planning commission) about my wife’s pregnancy. So they arrested us. The child died yesterday. They injected the needle to abort the baby on Friday.
Reporter: Is there someone beside you? Is it not convenient for you to talk right now?
Husband: There is someone beside me, yes….
TV Anchor: This husband lives in a village. He and his brother both have girls. They always wanted boys so the family can have someone to do the labor work. The aborted baby was a boy.
Husband: I think if we break the One-Child Policy, they should just punish us. But the child is innocent. They aborted the baby before notifying us.
TV Anchor: The husband told the reporter that his wife was still in the hospital. He was afraid to tell her it was a boy. He said he feels very sad right now.
Interview ends at 1:12
Original Article from March 25th
Forced Abortion Violates Anhui Provincial Law Forbidding Late-Term Abortions
[GRAPHIC IMAGE: To view unblurred photograph, click here.]
CHUZHOU, Anhui, China—The graphic photograph of an aborted 7-month boy is widely circulating China’s internet waves following a forced abortion that took place on March 22, 2013, in Chuzhou City, Anhui Province.
Ms. Lü, a 33-year-old Chinese woman whose husband reported the case and released the photograph, was pregnant with an over-quota child, an illegal act under China’s One-Child Policy. Local Family Planning Officials were tipped off by an informant regarding Ms. Lü’s pregnancy and dragged her to the local hospital. There, under the authority of a local Family Planning Official named Mr. Cui, they injected a needle into Ms. Lü’s uterus to kill the baby inside and to induce labor. The dead baby emerged two days later on March 24.
The brutal forced abortion follows the forming of a new Ministry of Health & Family Planning, and occurred despite a national and provincial ban on all late-term abortions. That ban was instituted following the high-profile case of Feng Jianmei, whose 7-month-old baby was forcibly aborted by Family Planning Officials last June. A graphic photograph of that forced abortion shocked the world and brought international condemnation against the One-Child Policy. The ban on late-term abortions has since been adopted by provinces representing 87% of China’s population, including Anhui Province. Last week, the Chinese government released statistics showing that 336 million abortions had been performed under its draconian family planning policies, dating back to the 1970’s.
Brian Lee, Executive Director of All Girls Allowed, said: “These unspeakable acts of horror must come to an end. This case clearly reveals that no amount of ‘tweaking’ the One-Child Policy will enable national or provincial officials to rein in abuses at the local level. We call on President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong, and Ministry of Health Head Li Bin to completely abandon coercive family planning and to strip all Family Planning Officials of their authority to persecute innocent women.”
He added, “The international media has an excellent opportunity to expose this case and remind the Chinese government that the world is watching. We pray that Ms. Lü and her family would lean on the everlasting arms of Jesus, and that he would stretch out his hands to heal them from the deep wounds they have suffered. We invite people everywhere to join together in prayer as we ask Jesus, the Lord of heaven and earth, to move quickly to end the One-Child Policy and to set his people free from the yoke of slavery that has kept them in fear these many decades.”
All Girls Allowed has verified the details of the case with a Chinese reporter who interviewed Ms. Lü’s husband directly. Despite repeated attempts, All Girls Allowed was unable to reach the husband for comment. His number is 15856657369. The story appeared briefly on Chuzhou City’s official website, but was soon taken down. The posting did remain on Google’s search results even after the article disappeared:
All Girls Allowed (http://www.allgirlsallowed.org) was founded by Chai Ling in 2010 with a mission to display the love of Jesus by restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers in China and to reveal the injustice of the One-Child Policy. “In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her.”
BEIJING, China -- Earlier this year, a number of news outlets reported that China may relax its One-Child Policy by allowing couples to have two children when one parent is an only child. There were also widespread speculations about a possible Two-Child Policy for all Chinese familes after 2015. However,...
Four years ago, Zhang Wen Fang awoke from an involuntary surgery to find her baby gone—and her uterus removed.
Hong Hu City, Hubei, China—Last week a woman stepped forward to share about her traumatic forced abortion, inspired by the response to Feng Jianmei’s story. Zhang Wenfang, 43, told Chai Ling of All Girls Allowed that she lost both her baby and her livelihood when officials forced her into a hospital for surgery four years ago.
On May 23rd, 2008, when Zhang was nine months pregnant, at least eleven...