China to keep on with fight against selective abortions – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online:

China has not relaxed its fight against sex selection abortions even though its newly revised Criminal Law does not criminalize the practice, say family planning officials.

“The decision to not criminalize sex selection abortions does not mean any policy relaxation,” said an official with the State Commission for Population and Family Planning (SCPFP) who declined to be named.

The government has prosecuted 3,000 cases of fetus gender identification and selective abortions for non-medical purposes over the past two years. The practice was made illegal with the adoption of the Population and Family Planning Law and Law on Maternal and Infant Health, said the official. [Full Text]

See also China vow on sex-based abortion by BBC and China targets sex-choice abortions by AP.

August 2, 2006, 9:06 AM
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