Monday, July 2, 2012

To Feminists: Concerning Forced Abortion in China

What if you woke up one morning in the hospital in severe pain and no one would tell you what happened. That alone would be terrifying for me.

What if you were nine months pregnant, ready to deliver your second any day now, then suddenly eleven strangers come into your house to carry you away. They take you to a hospital, insert a syringe into your stomach, and after you pull it out insert another.

Then you wake up, no longer pregnant, but in server pain. No one would tell you what happened. Later you find your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries were removed to prevent you from having more children.

This is a very real situation for thousands of women. Many, including Zhang Wen Fang, were left in a wheelchair because of complications from the surgery. She lost not only her legs and her uterus, but also her child, her health, her livelihood, and eventually the stress caused her to lose her marriage. She never found out what happened to her child.

Zhang Wen Fang shared her story with an organization called All Girls Allowed, which works in China fighting the one-child policy and the resulting problems of gendercide and sex trafficking. She tried to appeal her case to the government, but she was threatened and beaten by the police. Mr. Guo, the Deputy Minister of the Family Planning Committee (which enforced the one-child policy through forced abortions), responded by saying, "I removed the uteruses of one thousand women, and no one dared to say a word to me."

How is this alright? How can we sit back while women are kidnapped, force to kill their own children, and drugged as their uteruses are stolen? I challenge anyone who considers themselves pro-women to do something about this. How is this choice, when it is forced upon women? How is this health, when it confines women to wheelchairs? How is this making women equal to men?

Let's not forget the visual of what forced abortion really does:

Feng Jianmei, 6/3/2012
Read the Lifenews article or similar posts.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, Becca. Wow. Not only reposting on my blog, but I'm going to be writing a song about this. Maybe one day we can start an organization or fund or something for this (I'm not sure exactly what that would look like) and if I'm touring one day, that can be the focal ministry. I'm pretty positive God would anoint that.


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