Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2013 / 15:14 pm
As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women's rights activist is arguing that the nation's one-child policy has widespread negative effects on the society, particularly its women.
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, told CNA that the one-child policy "is enforced through forced abortion, up to the ninth month of pregnancy. It is also enforced through forced sterilization and coercive birth control."
"This is the true war against women," she stated.
Littlejohn's organization recently translated an article by Lili Zeng, a woman from Guangdong Province in the south of China. Posted on the Chinese news site Tianya, the article said that "two days before my baby boy was due, seven family planning officials held down my body and forcibly aborted my baby by needle injection because I did not have a 'birth permit.'"