Launches its first female into space, performs over 250,000 abortions…
Female astronaut Liu Yang, 33, and two male crew members are to dock the spacecraft with a prototype space lab launched last year in a key step toward building a permanent space station. All three are experienced pilots and officers in the Chinese air force.
“Arranging for women astronauts to fly is not only a must for the development of human spaceflight, but also the expectation of the public,” space program spokeswoman Wu Ping said.(1)
Timing is everything. Just when international outrage was heating up to its hottest level yet over the graphic forced abortion images released last week, China successfully pulls a smokescreen over the eyes of media pundits.
Today, the mainstream media is all abuzz with the announcement that China has sent its first woman to outer space. The memory of the disturbing picture of the 7-month pregnant woman who was beaten and forcibly aborted, having her butchered child placed next to her, has quickly faded from the news.
There is no doubt that China’s technological achievements with its space program are not alarmingly impressive. They currently have the most ambitious space development program of any Government on the planet. As Obama cuts NASA budgets, China is in the process of developing their own space program which includes an independent space station.
All the while – approximately 250,000 abortions were performed in China this past week. According to estimates, there are roughly 13 million abortions performed in China each year. The number is staggering and frankly difficult for the human mind to comprehend.
To paint the picture, imagine the state of Pennsylvania – 13 million abortions is approximately equal to every person living in the State of Pennsylvania.
In addition to the forced abortions, many women in China are sterilized against their will. An unidentified Chinese official recently bragged that 38 percent of child-bearing aged women in China had been sterilized. Many of these sterilizations occur without the women’s consent or knowledge. They go in for some medical procedure and come out unable to have children.
It is no secret that the media leans largely to the left. For instance many articles about the blind,anti-abortion activist Chen were reported only as “blind activist” – most of the media coverage of Chen left out the fact that he was opposed to abortion. Convenient I suppose.
The mainstream media has decided that the forced abortion story from last week is history. They fail to recognize the smokescreen that has been pulled over their eyes. The timing of this story should not be considered a coincidence.
The Chinese government knows how to use the media and propaganda to control the masses. They had to realize that the best way to calm the pr-backlash of the forced abortion pictures from last week was an all out media blitz touting the historical achievements of their space program. Namely that of the first Chinese woman into space, Liu Yang.
Perhaps the news of the launch would have happened anyway, but in politics timing is everything. The achievements of one woman in China while great and historical- should not overshadow the suffering of so many others.
Here is a link to Women’s Rights without Frontiers. - The organization largely responsible for bringing news of the Chinese human rights violations to the United States: http://womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/index.php
(1) Fox News article on the China’s launch into space: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/16/china-sending-woman-into-space-to-test-module/