Radio Free Asia interviewed Dr. Hasiyet Abdulla, a Uighur obstetrician who worked for 15 years in hospitals in Xinjiang province, China. She now resides in Turkey and reveals that hospitals in Xinjiang province are made to perform forced abortions and even kill newborn babies if they are out of “family planning.”
According to the doctor who worked at the Xinjiang Autonomous Region Traditional Uighur Medicine Hospital, the maternity ward of each hospital in the province has implemented the CCP’s ‘family planning’ policy. It dictates that women in rural areas can have up to three children and in urban areas two, with a three-year gap between each birth.
For babies born at the hospital outside of family-planning limits, she said, “they would kill them and dispose of the body. They wouldn’t give the baby to the parents—they kill the babies when they’re born.”
According to the obstetrician, each hospital has a unit dedicated to keeping records of all births. The same unit is responsible for performing abortions that either exceeds the limits or have less than three years in between. Similarly, this unit implants the intrauterine device or IUD in women after they give birth.
“Every hospital had a family-planning unit that was responsible for implementation—who had how many kids when they’d given birth to them—they tracked all of this,” said Dr. Abdulla. “The regulations were so strict: there had to be three or four years between children. There were babies born at nine months who we killed after inducing labor. They did that in the maternity wards because those were the orders,” she added.
Dr. Abdulla, explaining family planning, said: “It’s an order that’s been given from above, it’s an order that’s been printed and distributed in official documents. Hospitals get fined if they don’t comply, so of course, they carry this out.”
Another witness who spoke to Radio Free Asia, Shahide Yarmuhemmet, who worked in the district of the new city of Urumqi from 1996 to 2011 and who now lives in the Netherlands, also provided more details on how the Chinese regime carries out’ family planning’.
“The village cadres go into every house [to check up on women]—even individual apartment buildings have dedicated family-planning employees. … They always know clearly who’s pregnant, and they report it to higher-ups. If a pregnancy happens outside the family-planning policy, they do an investigation and then performed a forced abortion,” Yarmuhemmet said.
In light of this new evidence on Tuesday, Aug. 18, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus condemned the actions of the Chinese Communist Party in the region, “We are extremely concerned by reports of forced abortions and sterilization in Xinjiang.”
“We reiterate our call on the PRC [People’s Republic of China] government to reverse its repressive course in Xinjiang, release all who are arbitrarily detained, and to end its draconian and brutal policies to forcibly indoctrinate and intimidate its own citizens,” she demanded.
Last July, the State Department imposed sanctions on the Xinjiang Construction and Production Corporation along with three top officials in the province for human rights violations, Fox News reported.
“The United States will not stand idly by as the CCP carries out human rights abuses targeting Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang, to include forced labor, arbitrary mass detention and forced population control, and attempts to erase their culture and Muslim faith,” said U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.