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7ヶ月妊婦を強制堕胎Shanxi Late-term Forced Abortion Sparks Outrage

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Published on Jun 15, 2012

News of a woman from northern China forced to have a late term abortion has sparked outraged.

Feng Jianmei is from Ankang in Shanxi Province. Local family planning officials said she had violated the Chinese regime's one-child policy when she fell pregnant with a second child.

On June 2nd Feng was forced to end her pregnancy at more than seven months, rights groups reported. Graphic pictures of Feng in hospital after the forced abortion caused uproar.

[Chinese Netizen]:
"I think this is just too cruel and inhumane. The government needs to change. The right to give birth is the most fundamental right. This birth planning policy must be removed."

Local officials have since denied forcing Feng to abort, claiming she had agreed to the procedure. Feng had earlier been unable to pay a fine of 40,000 Yuan, or around 6,300 US dollars, for her second pregnancy.

Chinese rights lawyer Li Tiantian says Feng's case is just one of many abuses that happen under China's one-child policy.

[Li Tiantian, Chinese Rights Lawyer]:
"I previously heard about induced births at 8 or 9 months, and family planning officials end up drowning the live babies. From a legal standpoint this is murder. This is what the government does."

Rights groups have long condemned the brutal practices of China's family planning authorities. They've been calling on western governments and international organizations to step up pressure on the Chinese regime to end the abuse of women and children.

Tags: China forced abortion one-child policy Feng Jianmei Shaanxi Li Tiantian rights group

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