Sarah Huang, who has personally rescued more than 100 children from the threat of abortion in China, is set to appear Thursday before the Congressional Co-Executive Commission on China (CECC) to testify as part of a hearing on the "Two-Child Policy."
Nicknamed "The Mother Teresa of China," Huang, her husband and 5-year-old son, fled to the U.S. in the past week, and are in the States on a six-month visa. The family and supporters through the China Life Alliance have set up a GoFundMe.com fundraising page that seeks to raise $12,000 for living and travel expenses for the family.
“This is the most difficult thing I have ever done, but any mother would do what I am doing for my child," Huang said.
Huang and her husband found out they were pregnant this summer, several months before China modified its One-Child Policy in late October. Faced with pressure to abort, including a $35,000 fine and the probable loss of her husband's job, Huang will tell her story to a Congressional committee co-chaired by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
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The hearing will take place on Thursday (Dec. 3) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Visitor's Center, Room HVC 210. The event is free and open to the public. If you are not able to attend, the hearing will also be broadcast via live webcast on the CECC's YouTube Channel which can be accessed here.
In addition to Huang's testimony, the hearing features Steven W. Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, along with Nicholas Eberstadt (American Enterprise Institute), Reggie Littlejohn (Women's Rights Without Frontiers) and Jennifer Li.
China's Communist Party recently announced they will be moving away from the one-child policy that has been in place for the past 35 years, replacing it with a two-child policy. The move comes as a result of the Communist Party's concerns about China's rapidly aging population and shrinking labor force.
"China's new two-child policy does not mean a new dawn of reproductive freedom in China," Mosher said in a press release Wednesday. "The Chinese Communist Party will remain as firmly in control of fertility as ever. Abuses such as forced abortions and forced sterilizations will continue."
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According to her GoFundMe.com page, Huang "is confident that her newborn baby’s life will not be in danger after she returns."
"Life is too precious," Huang said. "This trouble is small price to pay to protect our child. No one should be told that their body and baby do not belong to them!"
Through two days, 27 people have given a total of $1,950 toward the family's overall needs of $12,000 on the GoFundMe.com page supporting the Huang family.