China’s Forced Abortions Spark Infertility, Surrogacy, Crackdown, More Abortions
Beijing, China (LifeNews.com) — The population control campaign put in place by family planning officials in China to enforce its one-child policy has always involved forced abortions. A new report indicates that has sparked infertility and given rise to an underground network of surrogate mothers.
Now, family planning authorities are cracking down on the surrogacy and more forced abortions are occurring as a result.
Infertility has long been a one of the panoply of negative consequences for women resulting from abortions and the incidence of infertility is higher in China. As couples find themselves unable to have children, a new Reuters report indicates they are increasingly relying on surrogate mothers to carry children.
The news service indicates the underground surrogacy network is beginning to crumble as local officials in places like the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou are making them have abortions.
“I was crying ‘I don’t want to do this’,” a young woman named Xiao Hong, who was pregnant with four-month-old twins, told Reuters about her abortion in February. “But they still dragged me in and injected my belly with a needle.”