July 3, 2020

AP Investigation Shows "Demographic Genocide" of Chinese Muslims Involving Forced Abortion

Chinese President Xi Jinping
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In an investigative article released on June 28, the Associated Press again exposed the Chinese government for attempting to systematically control the population of Chinese Muslims by forcing intrauterine devices, sterilization, and abortion on minority women.

Minority families who break China's arbitrary child limit face large fines, imprisonment in re-education camps, or government agents taking their children away to orphanages for indoctrination. The AP's sources called China's actions "demographic genocide."

Dr. Joanne Smith Finley, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Newcastle University in the U.K., told the AP, “It’s genocide, full stop. It’s not immediate, shocking, mass-killing on the spot type genocide, but it’s slow, painful, creeping genocide. These are direct means of genetically reducing the Uighur population.”

Forced abortion as a means of population control by a totalitarian government is a horrible violation of human rights. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a statement to Reuters about the situation, saying, “We call on the Chinese Communist Party to immediately end these horrific practices and ask all nations to join the United States in demanding an end to these dehumanizing abuses.”