Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Barr for Falun Gong vote

On behalf of Kentucky Falun Dafa Association and supporters of Falun Gong, we thank U.S. Rep. Andy Barr for co-sponsoring and passing House Resolution 343 on June 13.

H.R. 343 condemns the state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting in China, calls on China and the Communist Party to end the organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience and allow an independent investigation, demands an end to the 17-year persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, and the release of all Falun Gong and other prisoners of conscience.

The resolution encourages the U.S. medical community to help raise awareness of unethical organ transplant practices in China and calls on the State Department to conduct a more detailed analysis and report on implementation of the immigration provision prohibiting visas to Chinese and other nationals engaged in coerced organ or bodily tissue transplantation.

Researchers David Kilgour and David Matas and journalist Ethan Gutmann estimate that 1.5 million may have been killed for their organs by the Chinese regime since 2000. Organ pillaging happens every day in China.

Falun Gong is an ancient way to improve mind and body. Practiced by more than 100 million people in 114 countries since 1992, the teachings are based on the values of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.

Hsiao Carey