This is a terrible example of how China is wiping away the future of some of it’s children. This week, a woman is sitting in a hospital under control of the authorities awaiting a forced abortion. Her crime; she already has two children. The authorities in China control the population by limiting the amount of children a family is allowed to have. Parts of China enforce this control by limiting a family to one or two children.
The woman’s name is Arizgul Tursun. Arizgul is six months pregnant. She ran from her village to avoid the forced abortion; however, her family received threats; and, she was taken and placed under custody in the hospital. Human rights organizations are protesting this treatment. China says publically that it doesn’t endorse such extreme means of controlling the population; however, this case will shine a light onto the Chinese government’s sincerity.
This is cruel and inhuman treatment to both the mother and the infant. At six months, this child could live outside of the womb; however, the authorities will give her a shot that will cause her to deliver a child that will not be allowed to survive. We need to pray for this woman, her “caregivers”, her child and the authorities in charge of enforcing this abortion.
Decisions about family growth should be left up to the parents in a family…not outsiders. Every life has value and it is immoral to force an abortion on a woman who does not want it. God help her and her child.
Is it right to allow this kind of treatment to take place; without protests and sanctions against countries that allow it? If China allows this abortion to take place…what should other governments around the world do to demand more humane treatment of individual rights in China?