Feng Jianmei: Forced Abortion Shocks International Community
Friday, June 15, 2012
After this horrific photo of a post-abortive Feng Jianmei and her 7-month old fetus circulated around Chinese social networking sites in mid-June, Chai Ling has spoken out on her behalf, urging China to abandon its brutal One-Child Policy and campaign against women.
Update: Feng's Husband Flees From Officials
June 27, 2012
Two weeks ago, the graphic photograph of Feng JianMei's forcibly aborted 7-month-old fetus shocked the world. The central government has sacked one official and punished another, but little has been done to protect Feng and her family, nor have there been any signs of reform of China's forced abortion practices. Relatives have reported that Ms. Feng's husband, Deng Jiyuan, was cornered and beaten when trying to meet with a lawyer last Friday. He fled the next day after being summoned to meet with government officials. While the family has heard from Deng and is assured of his safety, they are unsure of his whereabouts.
Feng, meanwhile, is in the hospital and not allowed to leave. She told reporters that she felt "under a lot of pressure"- no doubt because protestors supporting the Family Planning Commission had gathered outside her hospital, denouncing her for sharing her story and attempting to violate the One-Child Policy. Some internet users have also attacked the family for turning to the foreign media. It is possible that this backlash is being funded by the government to generate public opinion in their favor.
Please keep Feng Jianmei and her family in your prayers.
Chai Ling warns: "We need to stop this kind of terrible campaign against women and children in China and immediately. We were told this is not just a single case; it's the beginning of a campaign by local authorities in an effort to try and improve their one-child policy record."
Today, BBC News reported here that China had apologized for the forced abortion and were punishing those who had carried it out. Let us continue to put on pressure to end forced abortions in China!
Beijing, China—All Girls Allowed received word that China’s central family planning leaders have ordered local affiliates to modify their enforcement of the One-Child Policy.
Yesterday All Girls Allowed reached the family planning office in Chongqing, the city where disgraced hardliner Bo Xilai ruled as Party Secretary until this spring. A committee member confirmed that they had issued an order on August 30th prohibiting forced...
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The story was reported by the Al-Jazeera Network, which posted its eight-minute interview with the distraught father, as well as its news report on the incident in the coastal city of Xiamen. It is also available at: ...
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“I hate the one-child Policy, as do a lot of people there,” Mr. Huntsman said. “..It is robbing the Chinese people of life and opportunity. ”
Mr. Huntsman is not alone. Speaker of the House John Boehner, presidential candidate Mitt Romney and several other leaders have spoken up in the past week about their disgust for the Policy. (The Policy...
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One-Child Policy Must Be Abolished, Not Merely Tweaked
Do Not Stand Against God’s Deliverance
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Wednesday June 4th marked 25 years since the Tiananmen Square Massacre. This significant anniversary brought global attention to China and the events of its inglorious past.
June 4th was especially momentous for Chai Ling, founder of All Girls Allowed and former Tiananmen Square student commander-in-chief. Chai Ling witnessed the Chinese government's violent crackdown on students in Tiananmen...
FOSHAN, Guangdong, China—If you saw a toddler lying injured on the road, would you stop?
A horrific hit-and-run incident in China was caught on tape Thursday in the city of Foshan. A two year old girl named Yue Yue was hit by a van. The van paused for a moment while she was underneath the vehicle, and then drove off, running over her legs. Afterwards, citizens walked and bicycled by her bloodied body without stopping. Several minutes later, another van drove over her.
Today, the Chinese author Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Mo Yan, who said he was “overjoyed and scared” at winning the prize, is an outspoken critic of the One-Child Policy.
Mr. Mo’s Nobel biography notes that his most recent work, Wa, highlights the harsh reality of the coercive family planning in China. It tells the story of a rural gynecologist who delivers babies and also performs abortions in her role as an enforcer of the One-Child Policy.