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Forced abortions of baby girls in third, sixth and eighth month pregnancies
The various episodes occurred in Beed District (Maharashtra). Three physicians have been arrested. One woman forced to abort is 17. A 28-year-old dies from complications in connection with the procedure. Physician from the Pontifical Academy of Life complains that "selective female abortions are increasing, in the cities as well."
Stop female foeticide, reject abortion, says Mgr Gracias
The auxiliary bishop of Mumbai speaks about a case in Beed District (Maharashtra), where police discovered aborted female foetuses, including one in the eighth month of pregnancy. Similar cases have been reported across the state. Now police is investigating hundreds of women and targeting shady clinics.
Fears for fate of Chen Guangcheng, the blind activist against forced abortions
Some say that he might have died of torture and lack of medical care. A year after his release from prison, he is in forced isolation in his house with his wife and six year old daughter who can not go to school. Anyone who tries to contact him, is beaten and arrested. Shandong authorities have built a prison-house for him. Wrwf appeal and petition for news of Chen’s health.
Forced abortions in China: you (and the UN) are funding them
The president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers appeals for a stop to funding by international organisations that support forced abortions and sterilisations in China.
Forced abortions in China killing children just like in Syria
Scandal and outrage over story and the photo of the woman forced to have abortions, pictured with the dying baby boy lying next to her in bed. Shaanxi population control authority have launched an investigation. The woman's husband wants to sue employees who forced his wife to abort. In China, forced abortions are prohibited by law, but papers are full of stories of forced abortions and sterilizations.
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng, escapes from prison. Risk of summary executions
Chen denounced forced abortions and sterilizations and expropriation against farmers for years. There is the risk of reprisals and summary justice of the police against him and his family. The video of his forced captivity.
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