Forced Abortions And Sterilizations In China
A Chinese county has been ordered to conduct 20,000 abortions and sterilizations before the end of the year after communist family planning chiefs found that the official one-child policy was being routinely flouted.
The impoverished mountainous region of Huaiji has been set the draconian target by provincial authorities in Guangdong (formerly known as Canton).
Although the one-child policy is no longer strictly enforced in many rural areas, officials in Guangdong issued the edict after census officials revealed that the average family in Huaiji has five or more children.
Many of the terminations will have to be conducted forcibly on peasant women to meet the quota. As part of the campaign, county officials are buying expensive ultrasound equipment that can be carried to remote villages by car.
By detecting which women are pregnant, the machines will allow government doctors to order terminations on the spot.
At the Huaiji county hospital, where most of the operations will take place, it is not only women with unauthorized pregnancies who are facing traumatic surgery in unsanitary conditions.
Officials said that, as part of the drive to meet the quota, doctors had been ordered to sterilize women as soon as they gave birth after officially approved pregnancies.
www.news.telegraph.co.uk, August 5, 2001
NEA's Stealth Gay Agenda
The National Education Association is silent about a task force that it formed to determine how to integrate homosexual themes into public school curriculums while working to "reduce and eliminate intolerance and insensitivity toward gays and lesbians in our society," according to an August 15 CNSNews.com report. The NEA's "Gay and Lesbian Issues Task Force" was established at the July NEA convention for the purpose of avoiding a drawn-out debate over homosexual issues on the convention floor.
Then NEA backed off a pro-homosexuality measure known as the "New B" resolution at its convention. The draft resolution called for the development of curriculum and institutional materials along with programs designed to meet the needs of homosexual faculty members and students.
NEA spokeswoman Kathleen Lyons indicated August 14 that the NEA will not talk with the press about the Gay and Lesbian Issues Task Force until the group actually produces its report in February 2002. Lyons, instead, chose to release remarks made by NEA President Bob Chase explaining the NEA position.
"[The] resolutions committee [withdrew] Resolution 'New B,' and instead [called] for the establishment of a task force to look at the issues relating to sexual orientation in a thorough and meaningful way," Chase said in the statement. "Let me be clear: in no way is the NEA backing away from the important issues raised by the resolution.
"We will not allow our policy or our discussions to be dictated by any outside group, particularly those that wish to demagogue on the issue instead of focusing on the needs and problems of these students and educational employees," he continued. "This task force will expand the scope of the inquiry.
"[The] NEA has a responsibility to our members and to our students to ensure that they teach and learn in a safe, supportive environment, and we fully intend to live up to that responsibility," Chase said.