Unable to pay fine, a woman in Hubei province is forcibly aborted of her near-term baby girl

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Southern Metropolis Daily, June 28, 2012

Headline in today’s China’s Southern Metropolis Daily: “Seven Month Baby Girl Aborted”

“A fetus of more than seven months. A girl. Because the mother could not pay the fine, she was forcibly brought to a hospital and given an injection to induce a miscarriage. Two days later, she delivered a dead fetus…. On June 19, Hu Xia, of Zhengjiamen village, Shangche township, Jianli county, Hubei province, was forcibly brought by county government officials to People’s Hospital, given an injection to induce a miscarriage, and two days later, she delivered her nearly eight-month dead baby. An official from the township government produced an ‘explanation of the situation’ that described the abortion as voluntary and said no forceful measures were used the entire time.”

On June 25, four days after the abortion, Hu Xia stares at the ceiling, speechless.

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