2012, Being a woman in China

Officials have apologised to a Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion while seven months pregnant and have suspended three people responsible for the incident.

The move came just days after shocking photographs emerged on the web showing the mother, Feng Jianmei, lying next to her blood-covered baby minutes after the procedure took place.

Officials have apologised in a move to allay public anger over the case, which has triggered renewed criticism of China’s widely hated one-child limit.

Designed to control the country’s exploding population, the policy has led to violent and forced abortions and sterilizations, as local authorities try to meet birth quotas set by Beijing.

In this latest case, Feng, 27, told local media that she was forceably injected with a chemical to induce an abortion and her child was stillborn 36 hours later at a hospital in Shaanxi province.

Local officials said they were investigating the incident, as Chinese law prohibits abortions beyond six months.

The grisly photographs, which were taken by Feng’s sister, have shocked anti-abortion groups in China – and fury is spreading around the world.

source : Daily mail, UK

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