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Forced abortion highlights abuses in China policy
Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2013 8:27 PM EST | Didi Tang

Posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:40 PM PST by Olog-hai

When her mind is clear, Gong Qifeng can recall how she begged for mercy. Several people pinned her head, arms, knees and ankles to a hospital bed before driving a syringe of labor-inducing drugs into her stomach.

She was seven months pregnant with what would have been her second boy. The drugs caused her to have a stillborn baby after 35 hours of excruciating pain. She was forced to have the abortion by officials in China’s southern province of Hunan in the name of complying with national limits on family size. […] Since the abortion more than two years ago, Gong has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. […]

Forced abortions are considered an acceptable way of enforcing China’s population limits, but they are banned when the woman is more than five months pregnant. Yet no one has been held accountable for Gong’s late-term abortion, and other women in similar cases also struggle to get justice and compensation. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; forcedabortions; onechildpolicy; redchina

1 posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Saddened, disgusted, what else?


2 posted on 01/09/2014 9:09:27 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Olog-hai

And if they don’t comply the Communists will bulldoze their house or the house of a family member.

Contrast that with the famous film maker Zhang Yimou who just paid a million dollar fine for having three kids.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 11:06:23 PM PST by ifinnegan
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