Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China
201 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Attn: Ambassador Zhang Yesui
September 27, 2013
My country allows over 3,000 unborn children to be killed every day, most of them simply as a matter of convenience. Your country demands that over 10 times this number of children be killed every day under your One Child Policy. You force women to have abortions against their will and coerce others to kill their children shortly after birth in order to avoid being fined or jailed for having too many children. Sir, every American and Chinese child is inherently endowed with the right to be born.
While abortion is a matter of choice in America, it is required by law in China. Whether by choice or by law, abortion is wrong in every instance and every child that dies in this manner forever diminishes both our countries. Mr. Ambassador, life, like water, flows naturally as it seeks its proper balance. Interfering with the flow of life is unnatural and, if continued, will ultimately lead to the destruction of societies that allow their unborn children to be killed. Just look at the population imbalance between males and females in China. Sex-selective abortion, where, in your country, female babies are aborted so the family can try to have a boy, has resulted in a 120 to 100 male to female population disparity.
Mr. Ambassador, the abortion numbers in our counties are staggering. Since 1973, with the passage of Roe v Wade, nearly 56,000,000 unborn children have been killed in America. Estimates put the number of dead children in China since your One Child Policy was implemented in 1980 at over 350,000,000. The death toll for children killed by abortion in both our countries eclipses the death toll of all the wars ever fought in the history of the world.
In what sane world should a government or any human being decide how many children a family is allowed to have before they are forced to kill their other children? Should a culture encourage parents to abandon their newborn children, knowing they will die a lonely, horrible death, out of fear of being punished for having too many children?
Mr. Ambassador, both our countries have a lot of work to do. Our economies are crumbling; our governments are too big and too powerful, and most importantly, both have lost the respect and reverence for the sanctity of every human life. Sir, my goal in life was to end abortion in America. Now it is to end abortion in the world. Every child, no matter where it is, no matter what its circumstances, is entitled to the most basic and most important of all human rights; the right to life.
With or without your help, I intend to end abortion in America and the world. With or without your help, the children of the world will never give up in their quest to do just one thing; live.
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