Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Mom in China Freed Without Forced Abortion
Pregnant Mother's Case Drew International Attention and Outrage
By ANNA SCHECTER and MADDY SAUER
Nov. 18, 2008—
A six-month pregnant mother of two who faced a forced abortion by Chinese authorities has been freed and allowed to continue her pregnancy, according to Radio Free Asia. The case had attracted international attention and outrage.
Arigul Tursun was scheduled to undergo the abortion against her will as early as today because authorities said she was entitled to only two children, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.
"I am all right and I am home now," Tursun told RFA.
The local population control committee chief reportedly said Tursun was released because "she wasn't in good enough health to have an abortion."
Tursun had earlier escaped from the hospital where she was kept under guard. Her husband said village authorities threatened to confiscate his house and farmland if his wife wasn't found. Police later tracked her down at the home of a relative.
The case sparked outrage in the U.S. among members of Congress. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) called forced abortions a "barbaric practice" and made a personal appeal on behalf of Tursun directly to the Chinese ambassador.
"Twice Arzigul has fled and been recaptured by China's population control cadres," said Smith. "Is the Chinese government really going to forcibly abort a third-trimester baby, after the mother's desperate efforts to save her child have become a global news story? We hope and pray they will hear the mother's plea and refrain from such brutality."
Rep. Joe Pitt (R-Penn.) also called for Tursun's release. "I call on the Chinese government to immediately intervene in order to stop any forced abortion from taking place," said Pitt. "Though we know Chinese authorities regularly used forced abortions to enforce its coercive population control program, carrying out this brutal procedure with the world watching Arzigul Tursun's case would display an utter disregard for any notion of human rights by Chinese authorities."
China's One Child Policy
Tursun and her family are members of the Uyghur Muslim group based in China's western region of Xinjiang.
China's one-child policy applies mainly to the Han Chinese majority in China, but allows ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs, to have additional children, with peasants permitted to have three children and city-dwellers to have two, according to China's official news agency.
But while Tursun is a peasant, her husband is from a city so their status was unclear.
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The Best Thing Happened To End Black Genocide
The People in Darkness Will See a Great Light
Contact: Rev Clenard H. Childress Jr, 201-740-9325
WASHINGTON, November 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Now is the time to ride the wave of the Spirit of social justice and free those who have been unlawfully sentenced to die. Yes, now is the time! We can never think God has not heard the silent cries of innocent blood being shed. That cry ascends to His merciful ear day after day. November 4th, 2008 will always be remembered for the election of Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in the history of the United States. I was quickened with the understanding it will also mark the day of the greatest opportunity ever to have been handed me, as well as other Civil Rights Activists for the unborn. No, it's not what I asked for, but it's what I have been praying for since I first heard of the holocaust levied against babies in America and especially those in the African-American Community.
With the election of Barack Obama, we now have a face to put on the abortion plague and a link to the leader of the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood. Despite our efforts, in reality, the time to make this connection was clouded by the notoriety of the first black president and a failing economy. The result is: people still don't know who Barack Obama is and many are now looking deeper into the president elect's life and associations. The truth is: knowing his defeat would only minimize this exposure to America, God has now set it up for a global impact of astronomical proportions.
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We as defenders of the rights of the unborn, now have a face to attach to the decimation of the Black Community and to wake up our community which has been asleep on this critical issue. You say, how? Well, if you knocked on 5,000 doors in Harlem or any other Black Community and asked the question, "who is Cecile Richards?" I guarantee you at least 4,999 would say, "I don't know!" They don't know she is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood and is leading the genocide of infants in the Black Community. If you went back and asked that same 5,000 of who Barack Obama is, I guarantee you every one of them knows that name! Now, all that is left for me and those likeminded to do, is to connect the dots and challenge individuals to look at the legacy and history of Planned Parenthood and the bond Barack Obama has with them. This will cause them to know the history of America's leading infant killer and read speeches by Barack Obama commending them on their killing. Result: guilt by association! We have never had such an important key given to us to reach the Black Community and it is up to every willing worker to contribute and support this golden opportunity.
Let me quickly quote a salient statement from Margaret Sanger in her letter to the heir of Proctor and Gamble, Clarence Gamble:
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. (Dare I say: Community organizer?) The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
The United States has elected (hired) a man who totally fits the criterion laid out by Margaret Sanger. Can you believe that? Why? If God is sovereign, and He is; and if His word is true, and it is; then He it is He who, "sets kings up and puts kings down." God decides who our rulers are going to be, good, bad or indifferent. If abortion is America's most egregious sin, and it is; and the set-time to address it has come, and it has; then we will have to make our case clear enough for the persons who are most effected to see it clearly – the African-American Community. We have it set before us as never before!
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