Posted on | September 27, 2012 by Lisa Correnti |
China Aid, an organization engaged in ending human rights abuses in China, is calling reports that China has banned forced abortions and sterilizations - “naive rumors.”
All Girls Allowed (AGA), an organization committed to ending female genocide in China reported earlier in the month that the Chinese government had issued a document to state-run Family Planning offices prohibiting forced late term abortions and sterilizations.
China Aid president Bob Fu released the following statement:
ChinaAid believes that, although we look forward to the early end of the evil policy of forced family planning in China and although we respect and applaud Ms. Chai Ling’s important work and contributions in this endeavor, the tone of the AGA news release and the conclusion it draws lack the necessary and sufficient evidence; they are too naïve and jump to conclusions, and constitute an erroneous report that has seriously misguided and confused international opinion. At the same time, AGA has unintentionally acted in concert with the Chinese government’s propaganda efforts, beautifying the image of the family planning commissions and their officials, which will hurt innumerable victims of the forced family planning policy and weaken their courage to pursue justice and protect the dignity of human life.
Chai Ling, president of All Girls Allowed is standing by her group’s reports and investigations noting that “no evidence has emerged of any new cases of forced abortion” since the July 22 mandate. AGA reports provinces representing 87% of China declare bans on late-term forced abortions.
We are aware that some have questioned whether the latest statements by the Chinese government can be trusted, and whether there will be any real change on the ground. We believe that, just as the fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the end of the Soviet era, so also the following developments are pointing to the fall of the great wall that has been the One-Child Policy.
Additional documentation leading to AGA’s position can be found here.