(LifeSiteNews) An article recently appearing in the Chinese Communist Party-owned China Daily claimed, “In the process of eradicating extremism, the minds of Uygur [sic] women were emancipated … making them no long [sic] baby-making machines.” The “eradication of extremism” has helped Uyghur women “to become healthy, confident and independent,” the article continued.
In fact, this article seeks to justify China’s horrific human rights abuses against Uighur women. U.S. officials and China critics have slammed the article. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for example, promptly responded in a tweet, “Uyghur women are not ‘emancipated’ by forced abortions and sterilizations.”
The China Daily article states that the birthrate among Uighurs in Xinjiang has decreased “from the eradication of religious extremism.” What’s missing from the article is that, according to an AP Report, CCP-backed scholars have identified “as a key obstacle [to the CCP’s goals in Xinjiang] the religious belief that ‘the fetus is a gift from God.’”