Don’t tell Socialist lovers like Tom Friedman: the Chinese are brutal to their ladies.
Local authorities forced seven months pregnant Feng Jianmei into an abortion because she couldn’t pay the steep fee for those who already have a child. Seven months. The family couldn’t afford the fine because they were helping to pay for an in-law’s cancer treatment (but wait! I thought they had free medical!) The negative publicity garnered by circulating pictures on the internet of the aborted baby next to mama have caused a furor, forcing the government to admit the truth:
Chinese authorities confirmed Thursday that a woman was forced to abort seven months into her pregnancy, several days after her plight came to light when images of her baby’s corpse were posted online.
Rights groups have blamed authorities in north China’s Shaanxi province for forcing Feng Jianmei to abort her pregnancy because she failed to pay a hefty fine for exceeding China’s strict “one-child” population control policy.
The Shaanxi provincial government said in a statement that a preliminary probe had confirmed the case was “basically true”, and the investigators have recommended action be taken against the perpetrators.
“This is a serious violation of the National Population and Family Planning Commission’s policies, jeopardises the population control work and has caused uneasiness in society,” the provincial government said on its website.
What’s curious: the “federal” government denies the legality of an abortion at 28 weeeks, while the locals stick to their guns and say it’s fine.
No word yet from our Dear Leader
of the Free World, who famously voted to protect the “intent” of the mother to kill her child even if the babe was born alive.