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  • » 07/19/2013, 00.00

    CHINA

    China: Baby dies, mother’s life in danger after subjected to toxic injection to force abortion



    Guizhou Province authorities arrest, beat and smash Li Fenfei’s teeth: she is "guilty" of being pregnant with her second child. A massive doses of drugs injected to create a "toxic effect," kills the child and endangers the life of the mother.

    Bijie (AsiaNews) - The Guizhou Province family planning authorities have first beaten and then forced a woman to have an abortion through the administration of heavy doses of drugs that have created a toxic effect, to the point that in addition to the death of her child, the life of the mother is now in danger. The episode was confirmed by sources for ChinaAid, an NGO that monitors the human rights situation in China.

    According to these sources at least five officials from the Jinsha County Office arrested Li Fengfei, 18 weeks pregnant, on July 9. The woman has another child, and according to the infamous one-child law can not have another one. Officials brought her to a prison cell, where they beat her, smashed her teeth and forced her to sign with a fingerprint a form for abortion.

    While she was pinned to the office desk, an agent injected her with Rivanol, a medicine used to induce labor. Along with this the staff administered - again via injections - Mifepristone and Oxytocin. A medical source told AsiaNews that in high doses, these drugs mixed together have a poisonous effect not only for the child in the womb, but also for the mother.

    Li was released with a high fever, but for 70 hours labor did not start. On July 12, officials forced her to have an ultrasound that confirmed the death of the child in the womb. The day after they subjected her to another series of injections that - as of this morning - have failed to produce any result. The woman is still in hospital in serious condition (see photo).

     

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