ChinaAid: Another life lost unnecessarily to China’s 1-child policy
Photo by Southern Metropolis Daily : On June 25th, 2012, four days after the forced abortion, the mother Hu Xia was lying in the hospital bed and watching the ceiling in silence.
“Another life was lost unnecessarily to advance China‘s ‘one-child‘ policy, which cannot be sustained without violence and coercion,” said Bob Fu, ChinaAid’s President. Forced abortions are not a choice but violence against women and their unborn children.”
International attention can help save some women from violence in the short-term, but consistent international condemnation is needed to help convince Beijing that this policy makes a rising China look barbaric and backward.”
Chinese human rights defenders, cyber-journalists, and families faced with “voluntary” forced abortions are increasingly challenging a hated policy, both because it leads to violence against women and because it is creating a two-tier baby system, rich families who can bride or pay huge fines for a having a second child and poor families who cannot.
China has the highest suicide rate in the world among women, a fact many believe may be linked to strict enforcement of the one-child policy.