Breaking News Archive 2011
When the International Womens Day began 100 years ago, organizers set out to raise awareness about the poor treatment many women around the world were enduring. Since then, efforts to gain equality through the right to vote, education, health care, and business advancement brought huge success. But its not enough to applaud rising paychecks and academic degrees and consider the issue settled. Millions of women continue to suffer massive and cruel oppression in the form of forced abortion, unwanted sterilization, and infanticide of female babies. These injustices are so widespread and so harsh, its impossible to overlook them.
Unfortunately, President Obama is doing just that. While he claims the administration has stood up for gender equality and womens empowerment around the world and demanded an end to sexual and gender-based violence, it appears the White House is flatly ignoring the brutality of Chinas forced one-child policy that, as we learned, does more violence against women and girls than any other official policy on earth and in the history of the world. The inaction is not for lack of opportunity. Chinese President Hu Jintao personally met with Obama this January. Strangely missing from the discussion agenda: human rights issues.
Meanwhile, Chinese women must continue to seek birth permits before becoming pregnant. Failure to adhere to the policy means submitting to forced abortions, physically restrained if necessary, even in the eighth and ninth months of pregnancy. The joy of motherhood is tainted by fear and loss. Girls are devalued: as unborn babies, preferred less than boys, and as sex slaves to ease a severe gender imbalance. Every woman in China comes face-to-face with these abuses, so it can be no coincidence that 500 of them commit suicide every day, earning China first place in female suicide rates. Surely, Mr. Obama, that is not progress.
Thanks to the courage of pro-life heroes like US Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, Chinas barbaric practice is getting more attention. Chris spent International Womens Day hosting a press conference on the topic, calling upon political leaders to take action.
Down the street, the White House was throwing a party to celebrate the day, making absolutely no mention of these tyrannized women. Instead, honored guests included the national head of Planned Parenthood. The industry that hides the sexual exploitation of young girls, sells abortions as often and as early as possible, and caters to abusers who force even our own liberated American women into abortions they dont want.
The Obama Administration and the abortion industry are abandoning women at the point where they most need help. With evidence connecting abortion with domestic violence, risks to health, depression and suicide, this is an issue that can no longer be overlooked let alone promoted. Wherever it takes place, abortion is not progress. Abortion is abandonment, and thats not good for babies or their mothers.
Lets thank Congressman Chris Smith for his tireless efforts to defend and protect the women and unborn babies of China. Please send an email of thanks and encouragement to Chris. Ill personally see that he gets each and every one.
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