On May 5, the Pennsylvania State Senate introduced Resolution 98, which condemns organ harvesting perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
In turn, the Senate requires the U.S. government to prohibit every university hospital in the country from training Chinese doctors in transplant surgery until the Chinese regime provides independent and impartial inspections of its transplant infrastructure.
The lead sponsor of this resolution is state Senator Vincent Hughes, as reported by Minghui.org.
Thus, Pennsylvania is another state raising its voice to give visibility to this heinous crime, for which the Chinese communist regime has been in the eye of the storm for years.
Since 2000, despite having no organ donation system, the number of organ transplants has inexplicably skyrocketed in mainland China.
According to estimates by the authors of the “Bloody Harvest” report, the Chinese regime performed around 100,000 transplants of vital organs such as corneas, livers, hearts, lungs, kidneys, etc.
The Pennsylvania resolution encourages the medical community to help raise awareness of unethical organ transplant practices in China and focuses on Falun Gong practitioners—also known as Falun Dafa—a spiritual discipline of the Buddha School, as the main victims of the crime of organ harvesting.
“Since July 1999, Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party, as documented by the United States Department of State, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and many other governmental and third-party organizations,” expressed in the resolution.
It further adds that the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners involves the widespread use of torture, forced labor, brainwashing, and other abuses in extralegal re-education camps, detention centers, and prisons and that prisoners are forced to undergo medical examinations, blood tests, urine tests, and X-rays, despite having been tortured.
The resolution denounces that China’s organ transplant system does not comply with the World Health Organization’s requirement for transparency and traceability in organ procurement pathways. The Chinese regime has prevented independent or impartial inspections of the transplant system.
The text of the resolution also recalls that in June 2001, Chinese physician Wang Guoqi testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Relations and Human Rights that hospitals colluded with state security agencies to harvest organs from executed prisoners without the written consent of the organ donors and that these transplants were a lucrative source of income.
Another fact that the text mentions as evidence of the CCP’s crime is that in May 2012, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong published telephone transcripts and audio recordings of conversations between undercover investigators and senior CCP officials, in which several officials indicated that central authorities were aware of or participated in the organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners.
Through the strong language of the resolution, the Pennsylvania Senate called on the CCP to immediately stop the practice of forced organ harvesting from all “prisoners,” particularly *prisoners of conscience, such as Falun Gong practitioners or members of other religious and ethnic minority groups, such as Uighurs.
*Prisoner of conscience: an individual who has been imprisoned because of his or her race, religion, skin color, language, sexual orientation or creed, provided he or she has not advocated or practiced violence.
Bipartisan bill that would apply to the entire U.S.
On March 10, Republican and Democratic senators and representatives introduced in both chambers S.602/HR1592 to stop forced organ harvesting, which seeks to identify and punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
Senators Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and Chris Coons (D-Connecticut) and Representatives Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the same unsuccessful bill in December 2020 to combat the perverse practice of forced organ harvesting from living people in mainland China.
Falun Dafa practitioners in China, who have an estimated 100 million supporters, have been the main victims of the crime of organ harvesting since 1999 when former CCP leader Jiang Zemin ordered the entire state apparatus to “defame their reputation, financially ruin them and physically destroy them,” according to the website Minghui.org.