Woman Dies in China After Gov. Forces Later-Term Abortion

Posted on October 26, 2011


An article in the Guardian has raised the specter of Chinese government enforcement of laws relating to the regulation of family size. For one family, daring to go beyond the 1 child rule and have 3 was taking a chance.  The following article tells the unbelievable tale of this young family.  The world is operating under the shadow of a world population explosion beyond our wildest dreams.  We need to start now to plan to maintain population levels in ways that do not affect human dignity and life.

Chinese abortion death due to birth quota enforcement, family claims

Ma Jihong died on operating table after officials forced her to go with them to hospital, her relatives have said

Chinese mothers hold babies in Ganzhou

China is still subject to strict birth control quotas, although they are less extreme today than previously. Photograph: Alamy

When Ma Jihong became pregnant for a third time, she looked forward to expanding her family. So many neighbours had broken China‘s strict birth quotas she thought she could too.

But six months later she died in panic on an operating table after officials in Lijin, Shandong province, forced her into a late-term abortion, relatives have said

[Read remainder of article at the Guardian.uk.]

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