This week in China two similar cases on the issue of forced abortions, which the U.S. deems an extreme human rights abuse, are unfolding with potentially very different outcomes. In the first case, the world was unaware of the abuse as it unfolded and nothing was done to stop it. In the second case, the U.S. acknowledged awareness of events as
they were unfolding. Whether that made a difference or not is hard to tell, but the victim has won at least temporary respite.