Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Why Forced Abortions Persist in China

Time magazine reports that harrowing details have emerged in recent news reports of alleged forced abortions in China's impoverished Guangxi province.

Earlier this month as many as 61 pregnant women were injected with an abortive drug after being dragged to local hospitals, according to media accounts.

Human rights activists say actions allegedly carried out by family planning officials there are unlikely to be isolated

Along with forced sterilization and other coercive methods of birth control, forced abortion continues to be practiced occasionally by officials in remote parts of China despite its having been banned by the central government in Beijing.

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