Victims of Forced Abortion in China Can Seek Asylum in United States – Steven Ertelt


A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that women who are victims of forced abortions in China, under that nation’s one-child family planing policy, can seek asylum in the United States. The decision comes after a rash of dozens of forced abortions in southwestern China that led to massive protests…

The ruling came in regard to the case of Zi Zhi Tang, whose wife was forced to undergo an in 1980. After the , Tang’s employer sent him away to Guam and his work visa eventually expired. [Full text]

See also previous CDT posts on forced abortions in Guangxi and rural protests against such measures.

June 7, 2007, 11:13 PM
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