A Chinese woman, Jin Yani, who was forced to have an abortion despite being nine months pregnant is suing the authorities, specifically the Family Planning Bureau, for their actions. Jin and her husband Yang Zhongchen are suing the Family Planning Bureau in their county of Changli for $38,000 in medical expenses and $130,000 for psychological distress.
One night while her husband was away on business, a couple of weeks before her date for giving birth, Jin was dragged from her bed in the northern Chinese town of Anshan and taken to a nearby clinic, where, she says, her baby was killed by injection while still inside her.
“Several people held me down, they ripped my clothes aside and the doctor pushed a large syringe into my stomach. It was very painful. … It was all very rough.”
— Jin Yani
It’s been seven years since the Peoples’ Baby Killers pulled the murdered baby was pulled from her body with forceps, Jin remains traumatized and, the couple and a doctor say, unable to bear children. Yang and Jin have made the rounds of government offices pleading for restitution — to no avail of course. A family planning official in Changli county justified Jin’s abortion on the grounds she lacked a birth permit.
Don’t worry though, China is much more enlightened now. Zhai Zhenwu, a sociology professor at the People’s University Institute of Demographic Studies in Beijing, said that while forced, late-term abortions do still occur sporadically, they have fallen sharply. Things have improved since a propaganda campaign in 1993 to make enforcement of this law more humane. Perhaps they anesthetize the women now before ripping their murdered babies out of their wombs.
Read the Associated Press (AP) Source Article.