By Tim Johnson
November 14, 2008
BEIJING — A Muslim Uighur woman who’s more than six months pregnant remained under watch in a hospital in China’s far northwest Friday awaiting a forced abortion by authorities who don’t want her to have a third child.
Those who violate the rule must pay large fines, although reports of officials ordering forced abortions in rural and semirural areas are fairly common.
The case of Arzigul Tursun is raising attention because she’s 26 weeks pregnant and supporters say that an abortion could threaten her health. Her husband, who goes by the single name Nurmemet, said officials in their village near Yining learned of the pregnancy and warned the couple that their house and other property would be seized if Arzigul didn’t undergo an abortion.
China says its population would have swelled far more if 400 million abortions hadn’t been performed in the past three decades.
Originally posted Dec. 02, 2006
Why Does the US Trade With China?
This has bothered me for some time now and with Bush’s recent trip to China I’ve been thinking about this again. China’s number one birth control method is ABORTION. Isn’t that what the religious right is so adamantly against? I don’t understand it. If they were truly pro-life, they wouldn’t support this country. This is not the only reason to not trade with China but one that I can’t understand given the current administration and its base of supporters being so called Christians.