A women’s rights group has said that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was wrong to suggest to the American public during Wednesday evening’s presidential debate that the practice of forced abortions is a thing of the past in China.
Clinton said during the debate on the topic of abortion that she has “been to countries where governments either forced women to have abortions, like they used to do in China,” using past tense to refer to the controversial practice.
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post that the forced abortions very much continue, however.
“With all her experience as former Secretary of State, it is untrue and deeply disappointing for Hillary Clinton to put the Chinese government’s practice of forced abortion in the past,” Littlejohn wrote.
“If she thinks that China no longer forces women to abort babies, she should explain that to a couple, surnamed Zhong, who in August of this year were forced to choose between an abortion at eight months or the loss of both of their government jobs. Or she should inform He Liping, who was forced either to pay an impossible ‘terror fine’ of $39,000 or face abortion at six months.”
Littlejohn has been speaking out against China’s policy for years, and has said that the new two-child policies do not solve the problem for Chinese families.
“The Chinese Communist Party has not agreed to get out of the bedrooms of the Chinese people, and Presidential candidates should not be stating or implying that they have,” she added.
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