Christian Women Forced to Have Abortions in Guangxi and Shandong; Immediate International Intervention Urged
Contact: Bob Fu, China Aid Association, 267-205-5210, info@ChinaAid.org; www.chinaaid.org, www.monitorchina.org
MIDLAND, Texas, April 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- China Aid Association has learned that a massive forced abortion campaign is ongoing in China's Guangxi Province (Autonomous Region). One Christian lady, Ms. Linrong Wei, 7 months pregnant, was dragged into the hospital from her home on April 17 at 8:45 AM (Beijing time) by ten officials from the Population and Family Planning Commission in Baise City, Guangxi. Her husband Yage "James" Liang was formerly a pastor in the government-sanctioned TSPM church before he became a House church pastor a year ago.
Photo: Communist Party Secretary of Baise City Mr. Liang Chunlu
According to eyewitnesses' reports to CAA, 40 other pregnant women were forcefully moved to the Youjiang District People's Hospital of Baise City on the same day to perform forced abortion. Eyewitnesses told CAA that pastor Liang's wife was pregnant accidentally and they wanted to keep this baby because of Christian principles. Ms. Wei was injected with medicine to induce birth at 11 AM on April 17.
Ms. Wei's hospital bed number is No. 39. Eyewitnesses report that another woman, 9 months pregnant, on bed number 38 was also injected at 12 PM. One Church leader in that area who has visited Ms. Wei told CAA that these so-called "illegal pregnant women" were treated so bad that they were just forced to lay down on the very simple beds in the hospital corridor before the injections were done.
The family planning officials told relatives of the women that their babies will be born and most likely die within 24 hours. House church leaders in Baise city are praying some babies can be born and survive before officials kill them.
CAA has also learned a Christian woman in Laiyang city, Shandong province is facing a forced abortion. Ms. Hui Xu, 39, became pregnant with her second child accidentally 6 months ago. She and her husband are now facing increasing pressure from the local family planning office to have abortion either voluntarily or coercively. Their home is at Fangyang Village, Tushan Town, Laiyang city, Shandong province.
CAA urges the international community to register your protest and concern with letters and phone calls to the Chairman of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, Party Secretary of Baise City, Mr. Liang Chunlu, and the Youjiang District People's Hospital:
Chairman Wei Qing Zhang, National Population and Family Planning Commission of China
Hotline for complaints: :+86-10-8250492
Phone line to report criminal activities of family planning officials: +86-10-82504933
Address: No. 14, Zhichun Lu, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC 100008
Youjiang District People's Hospital: Tel: +86-776-2839393; 2697723(office)
Party Secretary of Guangxi Province: Mr. Qibao Liu
Governor of Guangxi Province: Mr. Bing Lu
Party Secretary of Baise City Mr. Liang Chunlu
Address: No. 13 Xiangyang Street, Baise city, Guangxi
Issued by CAA on April 17, 2007