Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2016 / 15:05 pm
The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from forced abortions in mainland China, according to one pro-life activist.
"The issues regarding choice really come into pretty stark relief when you consider forced abortion under the one-child policy, and also gendercide, the sex-selective abortion of baby girls," Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, told CNA in an interview last week about China's decades-long one-child-per-family policy – now a two-child policy.
Littlejohn, whose work includes exposing the widespread human rights abuses in China under the state's family planning policy and helping pregnant mothers keep their children, was selected to deliver the keynote address at the annual Cardinal O'Connor Conference on Life on Jan. 23 at Georgetown University, but the conference was canceled due to weather concerns.
The theme of the conference was to have been "Whose Choice?", exploring the false notion of choice in the matter of abortion.