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2/18/2014 (2 years ago)

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Her work against forced abortion, 'gender-cide' in China wins her place in 'Top 10' list

Known for her work opposing forced abortion and gender-cide in China, Reggie Littlejohn, has been named as one of "Inside the Vatican's" "Top 10 People of 2013" for her heroic efforts in helping women.

Reggie Littlejohn says that 'gender-cide' is actually 'increasing' in both China and India. 'Until we have reliable statistics demonstrating that the gender ratios are equalizing, any declaration that gender-cide is subsiding is premature.'

Reggie Littlejohn says that "gender-cide" is actually "increasing" in both China and India. "Until we have reliable statistics demonstrating that the gender ratios are equalizing, any declaration that gender-cide is subsiding is premature."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/18/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Reggoie Littlejohn, gender-cide, China, forced abortion


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "This honor came as a complete shock to me.  I did not even know that I was being considered for this," Littlejohn said in an interview earlier this month. "It's a bit overwhelming to have my photo on the front cover with two Popes, surrounded by the other 'Top Ten' people from all over the world, all of whom seem far more heroic than I!"

Founder and president of "Women's Rights Without Frontiers," Littlejohn's group is an international coalition aimed at exposing forced abortion, gender-cide, and sexual slavery in China.

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Littlejohn led an international effort to free Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in the United States in May, 2013.

Alongside her nomination for "Inside the Vatican," a monthly magazine relating to topics within the Roman Curia, Littlejohn is also slated to receive the "Cardinal John J. O'Connor Pro-Life Award" from Legatus on February 7, an organization for top-ranking Catholic business leaders.

In spite of the accolades, Littlejohn emphasized that "the true heroes are the women in China who are running to escape a forced abortion, or who are refusing to abort their babies just because they are girls.

"It is on behalf of these heroic women that I will accept this award," she stated, repeating that they are the "true heroes in this battle against coercive population control in China."

Littlejohn says her organization is "very grateful to 'Inside the Vatican' for raising the visibility of the work of 'Women's Rights Without Frontiers' in China.

"It can feel like such a lonely battle, and every new report of a forced abortion or sterilization can be discouraging," she continued, adding that "this accolade has given us some much-needed encouragement to keep going."

In regards to the belief that China's "brutal" one-child policy is coming to an end, Littlejohn says that "this is untrue." She explains that the policy has merely been "adjusted to allow couples have a second child if either parent is an only child."

Despite this adjustment, Littlejohn emphasized that "even these couples will still need a Birth Permit for each child," and that "without this government-issued Permit, the pregnancy is illegal and the mother is at high risk of forced abortion."

Littlejohn says that "gender-cide" is actually "increasing" in both China and India. "Until we have reliable statistics demonstrating that the gender ratios are equalizing, any declaration that gender-cide is subsiding is premature.

"In the meantime," she said, "we need to continue the battle to save baby girls for being targeted for termination."

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Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find-even within the huge cities of the world-opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



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