Family Planning Committee in Jinsha County, Guizhou Province, forces woman to undergo abortion, leaving her in critical condition

Thursday, July 18, 2013

China Aid Association         July 18, 2013

Reported by the correspondent of China Aid: Another shocking case of forced abortion has happened in Jinsha County, Bijie City in Guizhou Province of mainland China. The victim Li Fengfei is still in critical condition.

On July 9, 2013, five officials from the Jinsha County Bureau of Family Planning (located in Bijie City, Guizhou Province) took Li Fengfei, who was nearly 18 weeks pregnant, to a family planning instruction station. They beat her, breaking one of her teeth, and forced her to place her fingerprint on a form consenting to an abortion. While holding her down on a desk, the officials injected her with Rivanol, a medication used to induce labor, and other medications including Mifepristone and Oxytocin. Li developed a high fever, but no labor occurred and the child remained unborn.

Seventy-two hours later, on July 12, the officials performed an ultrasound which confirmed that the unborn child was dead. On July 13, the officials gave Li another round of injections to induce labor, but were again unsuccessful. Today, July 18, Li remains hospitalized in critical condition and her dead child has not yet been born.

China Aid strongly denounces this atrocity, and will continue to monitor the situation. We call on the Chinese government to punish the officials involved in this incident because their actions clearly violated the right to life under both Chinese and international law.

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