MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Mom to 4 U.S. citizens ordered to forced sterilization
10th Circuit ruling sends woman on path to Chinese fines, jail
Posted: December 02, 2008
10:46 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
Xiu Mei Wei
DENVER – A Chinese citizen who has lived in the U.S. for a decade, spending much of that time seeking asylum because of government plans in her homeland to forcibly sterilize her on her return, is being ordered to that fate by a ruling from the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
The court said it was rejecting the appeal of Xiu Mei Wei [pronounced Shoe May Way] for asylum even though previous court rulings have found a "'person who has a well founded fear that … she will be forced to undergo' an abortion or sterilization 'shall be deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution on account of political opinion.'"
Wei, speaking to WND through an interpreter today, said she faces an impossible future: returning to China for a forced sterilization and bringing with her the four children she's borne in the U.S. to a future of no schooling and no jobs.
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