American Life League: Pat Robertson's Strange Endorsement Of Forced Abortion in Communist China

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Life League

    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "Of all people, Pat Robertson should
 have faith that God will find a way to provide for the Chinese people that
 doesn't require slaughtering millions of babies in the womb," said Judie
 Brown, president of American Life League.
     Sounding almost like a Ted Turner clone, Robertson defended China's forced
 abortion policy on national television this week. Then, in a formal
 clarification attempt, Robertson raised the myth of overpopulation in China
 and repeated his original statement that population control behind the Great
 Wall is a necessity.
     Regarding China's one-child abortion policy, Robertson told CNN that
 Chinese leaders are "doing what they have to do," and that the US should not
 interfere.  In his clarification, Robertson said that, "the Chinese people,
 with a population of 1.2 billion, will face a tragic dilemma of massive
 proportions if they permit their population to explode upwards of 2 billion
 people."
     "It's a serious concern when national spokespersons get confused before
 the TV cameras," said Brown. "China's abortion campaign -- the forced killing
 of preborn children -- may well be the greatest crime against humanity in the
 history of the world."
     Brown also flatly rejected the notion that China is overpopulated. "The
 population of New Jersey is almost ten times as dense as China's," she said.
 "The problem in China is not that there are too many children. The problem is
 that the Communist regime will not extend resources and economic freedom to
 the people. If the Chinese government were to do so, there would be more than
 enough resources to go around. Babies are a blessing, not a curse."
 
     American Life League is the nation's largest pro-life educational
 organization with more than 375,000 supporting families.
 
 

SOURCE American Life League
    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "Of all people, Pat Robertson should
 have faith that God will find a way to provide for the Chinese people that
 doesn't require slaughtering millions of babies in the womb," said Judie
 Brown, president of American Life League.
     Sounding almost like a Ted Turner clone, Robertson defended China's forced
 abortion policy on national television this week. Then, in a formal
 clarification attempt, Robertson raised the myth of overpopulation in China
 and repeated his original statement that population control behind the Great
 Wall is a necessity.
     Regarding China's one-child abortion policy, Robertson told CNN that
 Chinese leaders are "doing what they have to do," and that the US should not
 interfere.  In his clarification, Robertson said that, "the Chinese people,
 with a population of 1.2 billion, will face a tragic dilemma of massive
 proportions if they permit their population to explode upwards of 2 billion
 people."
     "It's a serious concern when national spokespersons get confused before
 the TV cameras," said Brown. "China's abortion campaign -- the forced killing
 of preborn children -- may well be the greatest crime against humanity in the
 history of the world."
     Brown also flatly rejected the notion that China is overpopulated. "The
 population of New Jersey is almost ten times as dense as China's," she said.
 "The problem in China is not that there are too many children. The problem is
 that the Communist regime will not extend resources and economic freedom to
 the people. If the Chinese government were to do so, there would be more than
 enough resources to go around. Babies are a blessing, not a curse."
 
     American Life League is the nation's largest pro-life educational
 organization with more than 375,000 supporting families.
 
 SOURCE  American Life League