Forced Abortions Are a Tool of Repression in China
Last spring, the Communist Party of China (CCP) said it would allow couples to have three children, replacing the two-child policy of 2015 and the one-child policy of 1978. Most American newspapers reported about the “three-child policy” as a business story: Declining birth rates were threatening China’s economic growth, and the country needed more young people to fill its jobs.
There is more to this story than economics.
To date, China’s population control program has prevented 400 million births. While enforcement has been a challenge, the CCP is well-practiced in controlling every aspect of its citizens’ lives.
Upon getting married, a typical Chinese couple could apply for a birth permit from the local Population and Family Planning Commission, which would determine whether they could lawfully have a baby. After the child was born, the government might implant a mandatory contraceptive intrauterine device into the mother or provide compulsory sterilization to one of the parents. Violators would face steep fines, loss of healthcare, denial of educational benefits, and forced abortions. In some places, like the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the CCP uses concentration camps to enforce the orders.
This is not a business story. It is a horror story.
How it Affects Us:
Imagine a government so powerful, it can force a woman to have an abortion if she got pregnant without a permit. Welcome to modern China.
Just like the issue of genocide, this is a moral issue. I am pro-life, but forced abortions and family planning is something that everyone can condemn. We just can’t keep looking the other way anymore while the Chinese Communist Party oppresses the weak and the vulnerable.
What Kevin Will Do About It:
In addition to calling out human rights atrocities, imposing new financial sanctions for human rights atrocities, and incentivizing Americans to repatriate assets, we must specifically address the appalling family planning practices that continue to occur in China.
In Congress, I will:
- Oppose federal funding that directly or indirectly finances abortions in China.
Kevin Dellicker, from Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, is a Republican running for United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. He owns a technology company and is a 26-year veteran of the United States Armed Forces. To learn more about his campaign visit www.dellickerforcongress.com.
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