Forced Abortion in China

In a country where every family is limited to having only one child, what happens when the family has an unplanned second pregnancy and does nothing about it? It turns out that the government just has to step in and intervene, forcing the issue. In China, where the law of the land is that you may only have one child unless you pay a king’s ransom of a penalty fee (40,000 yuan, which is 6,300 in United States dollars and is more than the average annual salary for someone living there), 23 year old Jianmei Feng had the audacity to get pregnant after already having one child and when she failed to pay the second child fine, found herself imprisoned in a hospital.

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