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The one-child policy The brutal truth

July 22, 2012

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A shocking case of forced abortion fuels resentment against China’s one-child policy Jun 23rd 2012 | SHANGHAI | from the print edition IN THE photographs the young mother lies on a clinic bed, her hair obscuring her face. She appears as inert as the baby lying beside her. But 23-year-old Feng Jianmei is still alive, […]

Up to 50,000 Unnecessary Hysterectomies for Women in India (Video)

July 18, 2012

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Over the last couple of years, researchers have noticed a startling trend in India’s Chhattisgarh state. Many officials began to notice that a high rate of women had hysterectomies in the area, always provided by private clinics. Now the government wants to go after these clinics for abusing a national insurance scheme, which was originally […]

Turkish Women Blow Whistle on Rights Crackdown

July 17, 2012

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By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Renewed debate over abortion rights in Turkey has women wondering whether gender equality is being left behind as the country seeks to position itself as a model for the Middle East. ISTANBUL, Turkey (WOMENSENEWS)–Beating drums and blowing whistles, hundreds of women marched last month on Istanbul’s […]

Death Stalks Pregnant Women in East Myanmar

July 17, 2012

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MAE SOT, Thailand, Jul 17 2012 (IPS) – From a wooden, weather-beaten building on the edge of this border town, Mahn Mahn charts dangerous missions deep Myanmar (also Burma) for the 2,000-odd health workers under his wing. These tours, through the mine-infested stretches of eastern Myanmar, include supplying basic maternity kits for pregnant women from […]

Rights groups file suit challenging Arizona abortion ban

July 13, 2012

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Pro-life activists rally in front of U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas By David Schwartz PHOENIX, July 12 (Reuters) – Rights groups challenged a controversial Arizona law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on Thursday, seeking to block the measure before takes effect in early August. The law was […]

Forced Abortion Spurs Settlement

July 11, 2012

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The Wall Street Journal July 11, 2012 The family of a Chinese woman whose forced late-term abortion last month rekindled a bitter nationwide debate over the country’s one-child policy agreed to accept more than $11,000 in compensation from the government as part of an out-of-court settlement. Josh Chin Feng Jianmei, 23 years old, and her […]

Compensation sought in China forced abortion: activist

July 9, 2012

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Agence France-Presse July 10, 2012 Victims of forced abortion at the hands of the One Child Policy seek justice. The husband of a Chinese woman whose forced abortion triggered outrage has headed to Beijing and is working with lawyers to seek compensation, a human rights activist said Monday. Chinese authorities, who restrict most families from […]