Friday, October 26, 2012
Actor Christian Bale denounces horror of forced abortion in China, honors Chinese activist
By Mark Ellis
Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- Actor Christian Bale expressed his revulsion toward China’s forced abortion and sterilization policies as he presented an award to blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng on October 26th.
Bale extolled Chen’s courage and his personification of the hopes of the Chinese people for freedom. He also highlighted Chen's fight against forced abortion in China.
"He [Chen] had exposed a program of forced abortion and sterilization in Shandong,” Bale stated at the Human Rights First event. “A program of forced abortion means that women are being dragged from their homes against their will. They are being forced to have abortions, sometimes late-term -- imagine that -- with some women reportedly dying in the process.”
Bale did not mince words in his forceful denunciation of China’s government. “Now this is true horror. And in this insane world, this man, Chen, who was helping these women -- who was living by some of the most simple, brave and universally admired values -- values that we teach our children every day, and helping our fellow man -- for this, this man was imprisoned and beaten for over four years."
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