Full-Term Abortion Lawsuit a First for China – Duan Hongqing
Caijing Magazine reports on an apparent legal breakthrough:
As a result of a controversial abortion, Jin Yani can no longer bear children. She was nine months pregnant when officials from the local department of China’s State Population and Family Planning Commission came to her home to force an immediate termination of her pregnancy which, she says, was against her will.
Now, seven years later, Jin and her farmer husband Yang Zhongchen have won attention from Chinese courts. Their case marks the first time that China’s judiciary has accepted the appeal of a family planning lawsuit. [Full Text]