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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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• Chen Guangcheng: Obama Admin Abandoned Me, Wants to Leave China
• China Threatened to Kill Chen Guangcheng s Wife to Secure Deal
• Congress to Hold Hearing on Chen Guangchang, Obama Admin Defensive
• Boehner to Obama Admin: Stand Up for Oppressed, Not Oppressor

More Pro-Life News
• Rescuer of Chen Guangcheng Still Missing in China
• Chen Guangcheng Prevented From Meeting Family, Congressman
• Pro-Abortion Groups Silent on Forced Abortions, Chen Guangcheng
• Did Mom Ever Tell You She Was Going to Abort You?

• National Pro-Life Adoption Conference Focuses on Orphan Crisis
• Authentic Compassion: Pain Treatment at the End of Life
• California Bill for Non-Doctors to Do Abortions Alive Again
• Catholic Group Files Papers to Keep Obama Mandate Suit Alive
• Minnesota Residents Forced to Fund 3,700 Abortions in 2010
• Michigan Senate Hears Bill to Stop Forced, Pressured Abortions
• Kansas Seizes Medical Records After Abortion Doc Dumped Them

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Chen Guangcheng: Obama Admin Abandoned Me, Wants to Leave China
Following early reports that the United States and China struck a deal for Chen to reportedly stay in China, the forced abortion opponent says the Obama administration has abandoned him and he now seeks help in leaving the country.

Chen was reportedly pressured to leave the U.S. Embassy and accept the deal the United States struck with China to release Chen from its temporary protection.

Chen has left the U.S. Embassy and headed to a local hospital for medical treatment following his years of house arrest by family planning and Communist Party officials. Late last week, Chen fled his hometown after escaping and supporters drove him to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after they were unable to keep him safe in homes in the Asian nation s capital. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/chen-guangcheng-obama-admin-abandoned-me-wants-to-leave-china/

China Threatened to Kill Chen Guangcheng s Wife to Secure Deal
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese forced abortion opponent, was reportedly pressured to leave the U.S. Embassy and accept the deal the United States struck with China to release Chen from its temporary protection. Now, Chen reportedly wants to leave China with his family, as he is worried about their safety.

As LifeNews reported, Chen has left the U.S. Embassy and headed to a local hospital for medical treatment following his years of house arrest by family planning and Communist Party officials. Late last week, Chen fled his hometown after escaping and supporters drove him to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after they were unable to keep him safe in homes in the Asian nation s capital. When Chinese authorities attempted to apprehend him, he fled to the U.S. Embassy for protection. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/chen-guangcheng-pressured-to-leave-u-s-embassy-ok-deal/

Congress to Hold Hearing on Chen Guangchang, Obama Admin Defensive
Members of Congress will hold an emergency hearing Thursday on the situation regarding Chinese forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng, who has been at the center of a diplomatic feud between the U.S. and Chinese over the past week.

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China, chaired by pro-life Congressman Chris Smith, announced an emergency hearing on the recent developments, set for Thursday afternoon.

The recent escape of self-trained legal advocate Chen Guangcheng from illegal house arrest has attracted international attention and concern, a hearing notice said. On April 22, Chen escaped from his home in Dongshigu village, Linyi city, Shandong province, where he and his family had been detained without charge for 19 months. After escaping from home confinement, Chen met the U.S. Ambassador and Administration officials at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and received medical treatment. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/congress-to-hold-hearing-on-chen-guangchang-obama-admin-defensive/

Boehner to Obama Admin: Stand Up for Oppressed, Not Oppressor
House Speaker John Boehner issued a statement in response to reports showing the Obama Administration released forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng from the U.S. Embassy despite threats against him and his family.

Like millions of other Americans, I have followed the story of Chen Guangcheng with admiration for his courage and concern for his safety and that of his family, Boehner said. I am deeply disturbed by the most recent report by the Associated Press, which suggests Chen Guangcheng was pressured to leave the U.S. embassy against his will amid flimsy promises and possible threats of harm to his family. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/boehner-to-obama-admin-stand-up-for-oppressed-not-oppresser/

Rescuer of Chen Guangcheng Still Missing in China
He Peirong is a petite woman with a spine of steel. I know her because she spearheaded the movement to free Chen Guangcheng inside China, while I have played a similar role in the U.S. and Europe. That s where the similarity ends. I have advocated for Chen in complete safety. Peirong, however, has been beaten and detained repeatedly for this extremely dangerous undertaking. Now, she is detained again, for rescuing Chen.

How did Chen escape? The Chinese Communist Party clamped down on him as hard as it could. His house was surrounded by 66 guards working in three shifts 22 guards every eight hours. His village was sealed off by yet more guards. His phone, computer and television were confiscated. He was completely shut off from the outside world. Plus he was sick and injured from all the beatings. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/rescuer-of-chen-guangcheng-still-missing-in-china/

Chen Guangcheng Prevented From Meeting Family, Congressman
As news continues to surface related to Chinese forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng leaving the U.S. Embassy and going to a local hospital for treatment following house arrest over a number of years, more concerning information is coming to light.

UPDATE: Since publication of this story, Chen has been reunited with his family. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/chen-guangcheng-prevented-from-meeting-family-congressman/


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Pro-Abortion Groups Silent on Forced Abortions, Chen Guangcheng
As the Associated Press and LifeNews.com reported earlier today, Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng was reportedly pressured to leave the U.S. Embassy in China, where he had been seeking refuge, and accept a deal struck by the United States and the Chinese government.

Chen became a target of the Chinese government after repeatedly exposing the forced abortions and forced sterilizations taking place under the One Child Policy.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/pro-abortion-groups-silent-on-forced-abrotions-chen-guangcheng/

Did Mom Ever Tell You She Was Going to Abort You?
Late in the fall of 1943, while Nazi submarines terrorized Allied shipping, a young Navy officer and his wife faced a terrible dilemma as he deployed to an aircraft carrier in the North Atlantic. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/did-mom-ever-tell-you-she-was-going-to-abort-you/

National Pro-Life Adoption Conference Focuses on Orphan Crisis
The heart of adoption will be beating loudly in southern California Thursday and Friday (May 3rd and 4th). http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/national-pro-life-adoption-conference-focuses-on-orphan-crisis/

Authentic Compassion: Pain Treatment at the End of Life
In 1994, Dr. Charles Cleeland authored a study that found that 42% of cancer patients with pain were receiving inadequate therapy for their pain. This led to the Health and Human Services (HHS) guidelines for more aggressive pain management and the ubiquitous question about your level of pain on a scale of 1 to 10 every time you visit the doctor for any reason. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/authentic-compassion-pain-treatment-at-the-end-of-life/

California Bill for Non-Doctors to Do Abortions Alive Again
California pro-life advocates are urged to call the state legislature again over a bill that allows non-doctors to do abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/california-bill-for-non-doctors-to-do-abortions-alive-again/

Minnesota Residents Forced to Fund 3,700 Abortions in 2010
New figures from the Minnesota state health department reveal Minnesota taxpayers have been on the hook for paying for tens of thousands of abortions over the years, including paying for 3,700 in 2010y. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/minnesota-residents-forced-to-fund-3700-abortions-in-2010/

Catholic Group Files Papers to Keep Obama Mandate Suit Alive
A Catholic pro-life group has filed legal papers in its attempt to keep alive its lawsuit against the Obama HHS mandate requiring religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions for their employees. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/catholic-group-files-papers-to-keep-obama-mandate-suit-alive/

Michigan Senate Hears Bill to Stop Forced, Pressured Abortions
A Michigan state Senate committee heard testimony regarding a package of bills designed to prevent women from being coerced to have an abortion against their will. The state House approved the measure with strong, bi-partisan votes of 72-37 in March and the five bill package represents the most comprehensive abortion anti-coercion policy in the country. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/michigan-senate-hears-bill-to-stop-forced-pressured-abortions/

Kansas Seizes Medical Records After Abortion Doc Dumped Them
Judge Franklin Theis of Shawnee County (which includes the state capitol of Topeka) has allowed the Kansas state Healing Arts Board temporary custody of patient records from ex-Kansas City abortionist, Krishna Rajanna. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/02/kansas-seizes-medical-records-after-abortion-doc-dumped-them/

 

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