Yesterday I mentioned another case of forced abortion in China and today I saw a news report that Christian Bale of Batman fame, gave a human rights award to Chen Guancheng, the blind pro-life activist from China who had a harrowing experience earlier this year. Bale praised Chen’s opposition to forced abortions in China and had actually tried to visit him in China while he was under house arrest earlier this year.
So is Bale actually pro-life or just against forced abortion? I don’t have an answer for that but at least he is public on this horrific abuse when many others are silent.
Bale praised Chen for his bravery and for symbolizing the hopes of the people of China to live in freedom. Significantly, Bale also highlighted Chen’s fight against forced abortion in China. Bale stated,
“He [Chen] had exposed a program of forced abortion and sterilization in Shandong. 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. 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.”
Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, the group which led the international coalition to free Chen, stated, “Chen Guangcheng is a towering champion of human rights, who with incomparable courage, stood alone against the Chinese totalitarian regime. The women of China and the world will long remember his bravery on their behalf.”
Source: Life Site News