Texas has officially adopted a resolution condemning the Chinese communist regime’s systematic killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs.
Every year, thousands of individuals from around the world who are desperately ill fly to China, where they can get an organ transplant surgery in as little as two weeks.
In doing so, they may be “unwittingly becoming involved in murder in the form of forced organ harvesting,” reads the resolution, which aims to warn Texans against taking part in transplant tourism.
Known as TX SCR3, the resolution also urges Congress and the president to adopt measures prosecuting those responsible for the abuse, banning them from entering America, and barring U.S. medical and pharmaceutical companies from collaborating with any complicit Chinese counterparts.
The resolution unanimously passed through both chambers of the state legislature. Gov. Greg Abbott signed it on June 7.
“It’s a significant message on behalf of 29 million Texans, that we condemn in the highest terms the conduct of the Chinese government and their human trafficking,” Texas state Rep. Matt Shaheen, the lead sponsor of the resolution, said in a recent interview with NTD, a sister media outlet of The Epoch Times.
“In no way do the tax dollars of 29 million Texans go to support such atrocious behavior and terrible human rights violations.”
Shaheen, a primary sponsor for the House version of the resolution, said he first became aware of the issue around three years ago, when Falun Gong practitioners—a primary target for forced organ harvesting—approached him for help. Some of them hadn’t heard from their detained family members in years, he said.
“[Those were] some meetings I’ll never forget,” Shaheen said, adding that he was “just horrified” upon hearing about “what the Chinese government was doing.”
BY EVA FU