Friday, June 8, 2012

Chinese Authorities Kidnap Pregnant Woman, Threaten Forced Abortion

Photo Courtesy Aljazeera

Christian NewswireCHANGSHA CITY, China, June 7, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChinaAid has learned that Ms Cao Ruyi (37) was dragged from her home and beaten on the morning of June 6th by more than a dozen Chinese family planning officials. The mother, pregnant with a five month old child, was accused of violating China's "one child" policy because she and her husband, Mr. Li Fu, already have a six year old daughter. According to Mr. Li, his wife is being detained at the Maternal and Child Health hospital in Changsha city, the capital of Hunan province. Family planning officials are threatening to forcibly abort Cao Ruyi's pregnancy in the next 24 hours if she does not voluntarily consent to an abortion. Both the husband and wife want to keep their baby and are refusing to cooperate.

Mr. Li said he was beaten by security officials on the way to the hospital, as his wife was being dragged to there.

Bob Fu spent one hour talking with the family planning office chief of the pregnant woman and was trying to persuade her to have mercy. She was very stubborn and told Bob Fu unless the couple pay about US $23,500(RMB150,000) according to the "law" for a "social burden" fee, she and her colleagues will "try their best for as long as possible to let her abort the baby voluntarily."

The phone number of the hospital is +86-731-8433-2238 and address is No. 53 Xiangchun Road, Changsha city, Hunan province.

"President Hu Jintao promised the world that forced abortions in China did not exist, but they do occur frequently and are an assault on millions of Chinese women and their families," said Bob Fu , ChinaAid's President. "Such barbaric acts cannot continue to occur in China without international condemnation and action. We urge diplomats in China, and the global press, to call attention to Cao Ruyi's case and help protect her and her unborn child."

The blind self-taught lawyer Mr. Chen Guangcheng had fled to New York city with his family last month after years severe persecution because he exposed the atrocities of forced sterilizations and forced abortions driven by Chinese government's notorious One Child Policy. But who will stand inside China to follow Chen's legacy and defend those women and children's rights?

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