Friday, November 14, 2008

Woman Awaits Forced Abortion in Chinese Hospital

Kansas City Star: China trying to force 6-months' pregnant woman to abort, by Tim Johnson:

China_flag A Muslim Uighur woman who is more than six months' pregnant remained under watch in a hospital in China's far northwest Friday awaiting a forced abortion by authorities who don't want her to have a third child.

A nurse tending to the woman at the maternity ward of a hospital in Yining, near China's border with Kazakhstan, said physicians had delayed performing the abortion because of international queries about her case.

China maintains a one-child-per-family rule on majority Han Chinese, with more flexible rules for ethnic minorities, to contain its massive population of 1.3 billion citizens.

Those who violate the rule must pay large fines, although reports of zealous officials ordering forced abortions in rural and semi-rural areas are fairly common.

For more of the chilling details, see also: Radio Free Asia: Uyghur Woman Faces Forced Abortion

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