Media Release 21 November 2014
Right to Life challenges Russell Norman the co-leader of the Green Party to explain why, he was prepared to ask Prime Minister John Key to talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping about human rights abuses in countries bordering China but ignored the opportunity to ask about the massive violation of human rights perpetrated by the Chinese government against its own people. We refer to China’s notorious one child family policy.
The Chinese government is guilty of the most horrendous human rights abuses against women that the world has ever known. It denies the human right of families to choose how many children they are going to have. A family is required to obtain a permit authorising the birth of a child. Pregnancies that are not authorised are required by law to be aborted. Women who are not married, who become pregnant are required to have an abortion. Children who are born without a permit are not recognised by the state and are denied health services, and an education. [Read more…]