China: 757 Women Pregnant Who Lost Child in Quake

Following an easing of family planning restrictions for families who lost children in the May earthquake in Sichuan, authorities are now reporting that 757 of these women are now expecting again. From AP:

The exemptions to China’s so-called ‘one-child policy’ were aimed at offering some solace to grieving couples.

According to the Sichuan provincial population commission, more than 10,000 families lost children in the 7.9-magnitude quake, Xinhua reported.

Population officials said 5,724 mothers who lost children were given free reproductive services, including counseling, guidance, health exams, sterilization reversals and fertility treatments, Xinhua said.

January 16, 2009 11:49 AM
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