By writer to haysfreepress.com
Finish unlawful organ harvesting
Governor Abbott just lately signed Senate Concurrent Decision 3, which condemns the apply of compelled organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. I need to publicly thank Senators Donna Campbell and Judith Zaffirini from the Hays County space for sponsoring SCR3, in addition to Rep Erin Zwiener who voted in favor of the decision.
The subject of organ harvesting in China may be very related to my household. As talked about within the decision, the primary victims of organ harvesting apply Falun Gong.
In 1996, after I was a college pupil in China, I had a lung illness and needed to go to the hospital weekly. A pal beneficial that I apply Falun Gong, a non secular self-discipline combining “qigong” train, meditation, and a deal with the ideas of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. After working towards for 1 month, not solely did my sickness disappear, however my relationships with others grew to become harmonious.
There have been numerous tales like mine all through China and Falun Gong grew to become very talked-about within the 1990s. Authorities estimates on the time concluded that as many as 100 million individuals have been working towards.
Due to the recognition and non secular nature of Falun Gong, the Chinese language Communist Occasion thought-about it a goal to be eradicated and in July, 1999, started a brutal persecution to eradicate the apply.
Between October 1999 and June 2007, I used to be unlawfully imprisoned four occasions. Whereas detained I used to be underneath great strain to surrender my perception by means of torture and brainwashing. My husband was jailed after I was Three months pregnant, and our son didn’t meet his dad till he was 1 yr outdated.
Coinciding with the crackdown on Falun Gong was an explosion of organ transplantation, which occurred with no voluntary organ donation program. Investigators have concluded that detained Falun Gong practitioners grew to become an organ supply.
In 2008, my household immigrated to the U.S.. We’re very lucky to stay within the U.S. the place our freedoms are protected. Nonetheless, in China there are unknown numbers of Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan Buddhists, Home Christians and Uyghur Muslims who’re behind bars the place they’re at nice threat.
As a survivor of persecution in China, I applaud the efforts of Texas lawmakers. Our medical communities and residents want to pay attention to the dangers of transplant tourism. Nobody ought to grow to be an unwitting confederate to this crime towards humanity.
Sugar Land, TX
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