CBN Features Reggie Littlejohn’s Congressional Testimony: The Chilling Reason for China’s One Child Policy

This year marks the 35th anniversary of China’s One Child Policy.  WRWF President Reggie Littlejohn was among those who testified before the Congressional Executive Commission on China in connection with this somber anniversary.  The Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) featured Littlejohn’s testimony in two videos and an article, republished here with permission.

The Chilling Reason for China’s One Child Policy

By Paul Strand

WASHINGTON – A leading figure in the fight against China’s mass fetal genocide says China doesn’t need its deadly one-child policy anymore.  In fact, the communist superpower now faces a population shortage, not a population excess.

Human rights activist Reggie Littlejohn, head of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, accuses the Chinese Communist Party of using the outdated policy to terrorize the nation’s people and keep an iron grip on them.

Power Extends to Every Womb

“I believe it’s a way for the Chinese Communist Party to demonstrate to every human being in China that the arm of their power extends from Beijing to every single womb in China to declare life or death over the baby in there,” Littlejohn said in an exclusive interview with CBN News.

Littlejohn had a chance to testify about this to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China Thursday (April 30).

Also among the witnesses was demographer Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute.  He said the one-child policy has been so ruthlessly effective at killing hundreds of millions of unborn Chinese – especially baby girls – the country now faces a dangerous dearth of workers and women.

“It has helped create a declining labor force for the future,” Eberstadt explained, “a rapidly aging society, a marriage squeeze for prospective brides and grooms from the gender-imbalanced generation, and a fragmentation of family.”

“And Chinese society like all societies depends for civilization on the family structure,” Eberstadt added.

Commission Chairman Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., told CBN News this now counterproductive policy with its emphasis on forced abortions and sterilizations continues to wreak havoc and heartbreak throughout the Middle Kingdom.

“All across China, women are suffering,” Smith said.  “The suicide rate is 600 women per day in China, much of it attributable to the chaos and frankly the heartbreak of having the state literally destroy your child when you wanted to have a baby.”

Women ‘Constantly Spied On’

“Women are constantly being spied on by their neighbors, their friends, their co-workers, people who are hired in the villages just to watch women’s abdomens to see if anybody looks pregnant.   Anyone can inform on them,” Littlejohn told CBN News.

Littlejohn talked more about China’s one-child policy with CBN’s Paul Strand below: 

Littlejohn sees this government-sponsored spying and snooping as a method for the party to keep people from organizing future Tianamen Square-type thrusts for democracy.

“What that does is it ruptures all the relationships of trust in Chinese society.  And if you can’t trust anyone, you can’t organize for democracy,” Littlejohn stated.  “So I believe this is a divide-and-conquer strategy by the Chinese Communist Party.”

Littlejohn also told the joint Senate/House commission that beyond the terror and the tyranny, there’s a fortune being made off the exorbitant fines charged Chinese for having “illegal” babies.

She said one study suggests “the Chinese Communist Party has taken in $314 billion since the institution of the one-child policy.”

“And it’s like the Wild West out there,” she continued. “These fines are not uniform throughout the country.  It all depends on what family planning police officer shows up at your door what your fine is going to be.”

Fines Line Pockets of Local Officials

Some Chinese have been fined 10 times their annual salary.

“And there’s no accounting for it either,” Littlejohn added.  “And so a lot of these fines are just going to line the pockets of the local officials.”

In her exclusive interview with CBN News, Littlejohn recalled one particularly heartbreaking story from among the hundreds of millions told by Chinese women forced to abort their children.

“She was dragged off the street seven months pregnant,” Littlejohn said of this woman.  “After they were done forcibly aborting the baby that she desperately wanted, they actually came in and demanded payment for them to dispose of the body.”

“The woman didn’t have any money, so they just laid the body of her baby right next to her on the bed,” she continued.

“And I have a photograph of her looking down at and just grieving the loss of this forcibly aborted baby,” Littlejohn said. “So the cold-heartedness of the family planning police is just something that is beyond the imagination.”

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