Coming soon to America:
China Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Guangcheng Possibly Killed
by Steven Ertelt | Beijing, China | LifeNews.com | 10/7/11 12:01 PM
Reports are emerging today that Chan Guangcheng, a prominent human rights activist who had led the fight against forced abortions under the one-child policy in China, may have been killed by Chinese officials.
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, informed LifeNews today that ominous reports regarding blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng have emerged this week and, according to Radio Free Asia, Chinese authorities detained a group of at least nine human rights activists trying to visit Chen.
On Wednesday, many members of the group were cut off from communication and, according to a report by Canyu, Shandong authorities shot at these activists. Voice of America reports that villagers told it “Chen is dead already,” but the media outlet is attempting to verify that claim.
“We are alarmed at the report that villagers are saying that Chen is already dead,” Littlejohn told LifeNews. “If Chen is dead, then the Chinese Communist Party is fully responsible for killing him through torture, denial of medical treatment and slow starvation. If Chen is alive, we urgently demand that he and his family be released immediately and unconditionally, for medical evaluation and treatment.”
Bob Fu, President of the China Aid Association, commented as well, and said, “We are concerned about the report that authorities have shot at the activists trying to visit Chen.”
“These netizens display the same brave spirit that Chen has, and they should continue in their courageous attempts to see him,” he added.
Fu said Gao Zhisheng, another human rights lawyer, has disappeared as well.
“Gao and Chen are shining lights for human rights in China. Their shocking torture and Gao’s disappearance demonstrate the CCP’s willingness to trample on the rule of law,” Fu continued.
Chen exposed the systematic use of forced abortion and involuntary sterilization in implementing China’s One Child Policy. Time Magazine named him in its list of “2006′s Top 100 People Who Shape Our World,” in the category of “Heroes and Pioneers.” He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Earlier this year, the House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment to its appropriations bill that provides support for Chen Guangcheng, the blind attorney who has campaigned against forced abortions in China. Chen, as LifeNews.com has repeatedly profiled, was jailed for years after officials produced bogus charges. Since his release from prison, Chen and his family have been placed under house arrest and prevented from accessing the outside world and obtaining proper medical care. Human rights groups have been pressing Chen’s case with lawmakers in Congress and got help from pro-life Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey.
Smith proposed a successful amendment in support of Chen and his wife that lawmakers added to the State Department 2012 appropriation bill.
Chen exposed the fact that there were 130,000 forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations in Linyi County in 2005. The Chinese Communist Party imprisoned Chen for four years and three months and has kept him and his family under strict house arrest since September, 2010. His health has been declining because of malnutrition, intestinal illness, repeated torture and the denial of medical treatment.
We’re not that far away from similar policies and similar brutality.
Once you deny the essential value of an innocent human being – whether that human being is in the womb or anywhere else – it is a very fine line to cross to get to where China is today.
The Word of God can’t be any more clear:
“Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man” (Genesis 9:6)
What does it mean to be in “the image of God”? Does it mean to have a fully developed human body? Does God have a body?
Clearly it does not. God doesn’t have a body; God is too big to have a body. Rather, God is a soul. It was our souls that were created in God’s image. Our bodies that continue to form and develop are animal bodies that have nothing whatsoever to do with the imago Dei. And it is the imago Dei that makes murdering a human being a moral crime.
When exactly does the soul form in a human being? Christian philosophers who actually take the Word of God as being God’s Word are rather clear: the soul of a baby is present from the very moment of conception, when the seed of the man and the egg of the woman join and become one individual (or in the case of twins, etc., two or more individuals). It’s actually a fascinating discussion; DNA is akin to the words of a language, with the proteins serving as individual letters. A individual’s DNA is very much like an instruction manual that says how to put an organism together. But as any parent who has ever tried to assemble a children’s bike knows, the instructions can’t put anything together by themselves. You need something else to read the instructions and assemble the being. DNA needs a driver or it is useless.
Think of a marching band forming the letters of the university (e.g., “UCLA”). Does it simply happen by random chance? Obviously not. Somebody has to plan and coordinate and direct that process. And many philosophers such as J.P. Moreland, Scott Rae and others argue that this unfolding process is directed by none other than the soul. Something non-physical is directing and guiding this process. We are becoming what our souls direct us to become according to our unique DNA instructions.
That soul must exist prior to the body in order to perform that role.
The Democrat Party and every single Democrat who has ever voted for Democrats or the Democrat Party have murdered fifty-four MILLION innocent human souls who were made in God’s image. One day you will all pay for your moral crime the same way God demanded: with your own lives.
I have mentioned abortion several times in this article. What does science really say about abortion?
To put it simply, science properly understood tells us that human embryos are human by virtue of their parents, and beings by virtue of the fact that they are living things (they grow, feed,respire,excrete,respond to stimuli, and reproduce): they are human beings. Science further tells us that human embryos are NOT part of their mother’s bodies; rather, they are clearly unique genetic individuals, with their own unique human DNA. Moreover, scientifically, every single living thing is rigorously classified by the science of taxonomy into the categories of: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. And a human embryo – an unborn baby – is of the kingdom Animalia, of the phylum Chordata, of the class Mammalia, of the order Primates, of the family Hominidae, of the genus Homo, and of the species sapiens. Same as you, same as me, and same as any human being who has spent a lifetime living outside of his or her mother’s womb.
We recently took a giant step toward this in the passage of ObamaCare.
We don’t have “a death panel.” The fact of the matter is that we have 160 death panels:
D. James Kennedy prophetically explained what will happen next:
Get ready, they’re coming. As the costs of health care soar even faster because of the corrupt boondoggle known as ObamaCare takes over a system that had already been rendered inefficient by excessive government interference, the costs will skyrocket. And it will become a rather painfully obvious fact that old people consume the vast majority of health care resources. And the next inevitable step is to say, “Time to die with dignity, Grandma.”
The ObamaCare snowball is going to very quickly become an avalanche. And the most demonic policy (abortion) in the history of the human race will spread like a plague – just as it did in Nazi Germany, and just as it is doing in China as we speak.