Why Chen fights, and why U.S. abortion rights supporters should care - She The People - The Washington Post: The cause that human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has so long championed is often glossed over in this country, where we tend to focus on how cool it is that a blind guy scaled a fence and escaped his captors like some kind of action hero. But Mei Shunping spelled out the gory particulars for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.
On a monthly basis, she told those of us in the hearing room, she and all other female employees in the textile factory where she worked were subjected to humiliating physical exams to document that they weren’t pregnant; otherwise, under China’s one-child policy, they weren’t paid. And when any woman not approved for childbearing was even suspected of missing a period, co-workers were quick to inform on her, because when one became illegally pregnant, all were punished."
Editor: A quick scan of The Daily Beast showed that not once in all of its diligent reporting on Chen's ordeal it did not once mention forced abortion -- the reason for his dissent.
Related: Pro-Abortion Groups Still Unfazed by Forced Abortions in China
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