State-sanctioned organ harvesting in China is “abhorrent,” the United States must lead efforts to halt it, according to Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.).
“It is a practice that cannot be sanctioned; it’s outrageous and should be met with consequences and accountability,” he informed The Epoch Times.
Rep. Perry introduced the Falun Gong Protection Act (H.R. 4132) to motivate change. Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline emphasizing values like truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, has been heavily targeted by China’s regime for industrial-scale organ transplant abuse. Over the last 24 years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has aggressively persecuted this group.
Mr. Perry’s bill seeks to impose sanctions on those involved and prevent them from entering the U.S. Additionally, it emphasizes the U.S. policy to sever cooperation with communist China in the organ transplantation area, push the regime to end the abuse, and collaborate with allies and international bodies to shed light on the persecution of Falun Gong and synchronize efforts to penalize the regime.
Serving as the chair of the House Freedom Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. Perry views the persecution of Falun Gong as a form of genocide based on beliefs rather than ethnicity.
He noted that the regime had utilized tactics of demonization and dehumanization against political rivals, similar to other dictatorial regimes.
Falun Gong practitioners “are being killed and tortured for their faith, which is not tolerable,” he said.
Cutting off organ transplantation connections with China is vital, he emphasized.
“People must recognize this is happening,” he insisted. “In this modern era, they cannot ignore what’s happening and maintain relations with the Communist Party of China or China itself, knowing these atrocities are taking place.”
Mr. Perry stressed accountability for those partaking in forced organ harvesting, including officials in China and potential American participants.
“Everyone must be aware, including those in the U.S. and American companies potentially profiting from these crimes,” he said.
He further mentioned that aiding CCP surgeons in organ transplantation or providing them with medical supplies and knowledge are “all intrinsic to the crime.”
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons’ condemnation of forced organ harvesting and calls for a stance against the abuse were also highlighted by Mr. Perry.
He said, “This has persisted too long without grabbing the free world’s attention as it should, but we must continually strive to make people aware of this ongoing atrocity.”
He believes most Americans, once informed, would reject any involvement. “That is the point,” he said.
Mr. Perry views the Falun Gong Protection Act bill, now moving to the House floor with bipartisan support from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as an opportunity to increase awareness of this issue.