"Family planning policies are a violation of basic human rights, as well as a gross violation of human dignity," Ling told RFA on Tuesday. "My parents went into hiding in Tibet to give birth to me, and they were fined 30,000 yuan and somebody took away all of our household belongings. Now we are seeing the negative consequences of those policies, with an aging society and a population imbalance, with not enough working-age people," Ling said.
Later, Ling's sister was forced into a late-term abortion by family planning officials, he said. "They forcibly aborted my sister's seven-month-old fetus ... Family planning policies are a crime against humanity," Ling said. Ling said he also fears that the new, three-child policy could lead to further injustice.