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Forced Abortion in China Prompts (Gov't) Apology and Three Officials Suspended
ABC News ^ | June 16, 2012 | ALEXANDRA LUDKA and GLORIA RIVIERA

Posted on 06/16/2012 2:54:20 PM PDT by NYer

Three Chinese officials have been suspended and the government has apologized to a young mother who was forced to abort her child seven months into the pregnancy due to China's one-child limit law.

Graphic images of the mother and the lifeless body of the baby sparked a public uproar after they were posted online by a Chinese activist group.

Feng Jianmei and her husband, Deng Ji Yuan, already have one child. Deng said that because of this, his wife's pregnancy was found to be in violation of China's one-child policy by the Family Planning authorities in their hometown of Zhenping City, located in China's Shanxi Province.

News of Feng's forced abortion on June 2 spread through the activist community within China and internationally. Xinhua News Agency ran a short account of her story, stories ran in newspapers and on website throughout the world.

Deng told ABC News that Feng, who is 25, was so distraught over the loss of her baby she slit her wrists in an attempted suicide.

Today the city's government web site said Deputy Mayor Du Shouping visited the couple and apologized. He also told them that officials would be suspended pending an investigation.

"Today, I am here on behalf of the municipal government to see you and express our sincere apology to you. I hope to get your understanding," the deputy mayor said according to the city's website.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; china

Feng Jianmei is shown after having her 7-month-old fetus aborted because she was in violation of China?s one baby policy.
1 posted on 06/16/2012 2:54:26 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses

Too little, too late, ping!


2 posted on 06/16/2012 2:55:39 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

This is us in 20 years.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 3:01:28 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: NYer

Total silence from the US abortion industry, US feminazis and the democrat party.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 3:02:38 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember
Abortion, Is sacrosanct/sacrement to the 'Rats / NOW / NAGs gang.

5 posted on 06/16/2012 3:07:29 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: NYer
China has more than 13 million abortions a year according to CNN. This one is only drawing a response because there were pictures. What about the other 12,999,999 dead Chinese babies this year?
6 posted on 06/16/2012 3:29:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: NYer
Some sites, such as Huffington Post, say they "have the photo, but have made an editorial decision not to run it." Why?

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7 posted on 06/16/2012 4:24:43 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: kjo

” This is us in 20 years.”

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Maybe sooner. And eventually, the old and the infirm.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 4:31:14 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: shhrubbery!

Examining that picture, is that supposed to indicate a good deal of retribution by the powers that be to this mom as punishment - that is, forced to be side-by-side her aborted child?


9 posted on 06/16/2012 4:36:26 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

Not only that, but she appears to be bruised in the top photo.

From what I’ve read, this kind of abuse of women and children occurs routinely in China. Well... if victims of such abuse publicize more pictures, maybe this barbarism can be stopped. One can only hope.


10 posted on 06/16/2012 6:07:42 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: C210N
Examining that picture, is that supposed to indicate a good deal of retribution by the powers that be to this mom as punishment - that is, forced to be side-by-side her aborted child?

I don't know.

Actually I was surprised that the fascist thugs who murdered this baby allowed the poor mother to see her child.

What I do know is this:
Our American media don't want you to see that photo.

After I read the HuffPo's sanctimonious refusal to publish the picture, I made it my own personal mission, as a member of the "alternative media," to find the photo somewhere on the internet and post it myself.

11 posted on 06/16/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: NYer
Back in the 90's, a forced abortion resulted in a PLA trooper going berserk:

The Tian Mingjian incident was an act of spree killing that occurred on September 20, 1994 in Beijing, China, when a People's Liberation Army officer First Lieutenant Tian Mingjian (Chinese: 田明建) killed and injured several people at his military base in Tongxian County and afterwards drove towards Jianguomen, where he continued his shooting spree and indiscriminately fired at people in the streets. Dozens were killed or wounded, including an Iranian diplomat and his son who was driving nearby, before Lt. Tian was finally shot dead by a police sniper.[1][2][3]

Being reprimanded after a quarrel with superiors, because his wife was forced to have an abortion and died, Lt. Tian, 31, armed himself with a type 81 assault rifle and began shooting, killing five soldiers and officers, including the Communist Party political commissar of the camp, and injured at least ten more, before he fled the military base in Tongxian County. While his fellow soldiers were ordered to change into civilian clothing, in order not to disturb the public when searching for the deserter, Tian hijacked a jeep and headed towards Beijing. Arriving in Tiananmen Square at 7:20 am, he jumped out, started shooting people at random and riddled a passing bus with bullets. 17 people were killed, among them Iranian diplomat Yousef Mohammadi Pishknari and his son. Dozens were injured on his trail towards Jianguomen, while police desperately tried to apprehend him. Eventually Lt. Tian was besieged at Yabao Road and heavy police fire forced him to flee into a dead end, where he was killed by a sniper.


12 posted on 06/16/2012 9:06:50 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Thanks for the post and ping. I vaguely recall that incident but did not realize both wife and husband had died. Abortion is a scourge on the Chinese people. You may be interested in this book.
13 posted on 06/17/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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