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    Chen Guangcheng’s Defense of Human Rights

    Distinguished human rights activist Chen Guangcheng called on world leaders to take action on religious oppression, forced abortion, and other human rights violations by China’s Communist government last week in a lecture delivered at Princeton University. Chen became famous for opposing China’s oppressive one-child policy. His inaugural address as a … More

    The Tragedy of Forced Abortion Abroad

    On January 11, 2011, Lili Zeng was nine months pregnant. Her pregnancy violated Chinese law. With a signature from her ex-husband, seven family planning officials forcibly restrained her and injected a needle into her abdomen. Within hours she delivered her baby, and the next day her newborn baby died. Zeng’s … More

    Obama Budget Increases Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

    President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget released yesterday persists in entangling taxpayer dollars in the abortion industry. Obama’s budget includes $327 million for Title X family planning programs, a more than $30 million increase over last year’s request. Title X is one of a number of sources of government … More

    China’s Egregious Human Rights Record

    Human rights advocates stressed the importance of U.S. leadership in fighting violations of liberty in China in testimony before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee in advance of Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Beijing. Chen Guangcheng, a renowned human rights advocate and former prisoner in China, told Congress the … More

    A Deadly Anniversary in China

    Tuesday marked the 32nd anniversary of China’s oppressive one-child policy. The population control rule, established on September 25, 1980, has resulted in almost 40 million “missing” women and some of the most egregious human rights violations in recent history. As recent, gruesome accounts from the communist country have illustrated, enforcement … More

    The Silent Genocide You Aren’t Hearing About

      “It’s a girl!” Usually, this phrase is heard as a declaration of joy—but in some parts of the world, it can be a literal death sentence for the unborn. Gendercide—the practice of aborting or killing female babies in favor of boys—has plagued China and India for some time, but … More

    A Picture of State-Sanctioned Horror

    The image circulating online of a Chinese woman lying next to her dead child, reportedly killed after a forced abortion at seven months, has renewed international outrage over the atrocities of China’s one-child policy. The over three-decades-old policy that severely restricts the number of children allowed per couple in China … More

    Isn't It Time to Outlaw Gendercide?

    Think sex-selective abortions—known as gendercide—happen only in China? Wrong. This week, Live Action films produced an undercover video of a Texas Planned Parenthood employee explaining to a patient how to easily obtain an abortion if her unborn child were a girl and not a boy. The employee also gave the … More

    Chen Guangcheng: The Value of One Voice

    Activist Chen Guangcheng and his immediate family are out of China. This is a good thing, and the Obama Administration deserves credit for making it happen. There will be plenty of opportunity for the American political system to assess the Administration’s initial handling of the matter and what it says about its … More

    Chen Guangcheng's Fight Against Forced Abortion

    Commentary continues to swirl around human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng’s treatment by the U.S. embassy in Beijing and by Chinese officials. While the future of U.S.–China relations on the matter remains to be seen, international concern for Chen’s plight has refocused attention on the horrific human rights atrocities of China’s … More