Chinese authorities confirmed Thursday that a woman was forced to abort seven months into her pregnancy, several days after her plight came to light when images of her baby's corpse were posted online.
Rights groups have blamed authorities in north China's Shaanxi province for forcing Feng Jianmei to abort her pregnancy because she failed to pay a hefty fine for exceeding China's strict "one-child"population control policy.
The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that a preliminary probe had confirmed the case was "basically true", and the investigators have recommended action be taken against the perpetrators...
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A pregnant woman who was dragged to a hospital by authorities and forced to have an abortion has enraged Chinese: usat.ly/KqKKXf— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 14, 2012
China: Photo of fetus whose mother was forced to have abortion has shocked country - tinyurl.com/bqjqr5s (GRAPHIC)— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) June 14, 2012
In more important news, these forced abortion stories in China are sad. Abducted and beaten because they cant pay a 6000 fine for a 2nd kid— Mike Hall (@_MikeHall) June 14, 2012
‘Obama, condemn forced abortion!’ challenges pro-life group amid China photo uproarvia (RSS) LifeSiteNews bit.ly/LOwgRs— Chris1791 (@Chris_1791) June 14, 2012
China forced abortion photo: Feng Jianmei 'had to abort at 7 months for breaching one-child policy' bit.ly/LcrOwf— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) June 14, 2012
I had no idea of the scale of China's forced abortions, which are in the news after a photo of a 7mth foetus emerged: newstatesman.com/blogs/samira-s…— Helen Lewis (@helenlewis) June 14, 2012
Photograph of woman with aborted foetus sparks fury in China bit.ly/KJJUQr— Jonathan Haynes (@JonathanHaynes) June 14, 2012
How China's forced abortion policy hits two women abcn.ws/KXXF45— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2012
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