'Forced abortion' picture causes uproar in China

'Forced abortion' picture causes uproar in China

Ankang : China | Jun 15, 2012 at 12:56 AM PDT
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China: Angry Protests Follow Brutal Seven-Month Forced Abortion1

According to the China-based human rights organization 64Tianwang, a Chinese woman was forcibly aborted at seven months of pregnancy on June 3, 2012,at a hospital in Northwest China's Shaanxi province

64Tiangwang’s report was accompanied by a graphic photograph of the alleged victim of the abortion on a hospital bed, with her dead child next to her.

Feng Jianmei, 23, allegedly aborted the baby, her second child, as she could not afford to pay the 40,000 yuan fine to keep her.She and her husband already have a six-year-old daughter.

According to reports, Jianmei was beaten and dragged into vehicle on 2 June by family planning officials while her husband, Deng Jiyuan, was at work.

They forced Jianmei to sign an abortion "consent" form. They inked her thumb and pressed it forcibly against the form.

Toxins were then injected into the brain of her unborn daughter.

Her 30-year-old husband, Deng Jiyuan, posted the pictures on Tuesday along with allegations that his wife was given an abortion on June 2 against her wishes and without her family being notified beforehand.

Deng said his wife has recovered physically from the ordeal but is suffering mental trauma.

Feng, speaking briefly from her hospital bed, said that she hadn't consented to the procedure.I could feel the baby jumping around inside me all the time, but then she went still.

The city government of Ankang on Thursday evening apologized to a woman who underwent a forced abortion.

The Ankang city government in Shaanxi said on Thursday that investigations showed that several officials in Zhenping county had violated national and provincial policies and regulations.

The probe led to the suspension of three officials, the Xinhua news agency reported

Family planning authorities across China collect an estimated 20 billion yuan (US$3.14 billion) a year in fines from parents who bear more than one child, according to local media.

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China: Angry Protests Follow Brutal Seven-Month Forced Abortion
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