Shaanxi Zhenping County Family Planning Bureau forcibly aborts woman’s 7-month-old fetus
Recently, a forum post said that the Government of Zengjia Town, Zhenping County, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province illegally took a 7-month-pregnant woman into custody, and forcibly induced labor in order to abort her unborn child. The pregnant woman, Feng Jianmei from Ankang City, was unable to pay the fine of 40,000 RMB for breaking the One-Child Policy, and was illegally taken into custody by the local town government, and forced to abort her baby. At 3:00 am June 4th, 36 hours after Feng Jianmei was compelled to accept a labor inducing injection, the dead fetus was taken out of her abdomen. The 7-month fetus was almost fully developed. A week later, photos of Feng Jianmei and her dead fetus were uploaded onto the internet, causing a controversy. Without notifying the family, induced labor was forced upon the unborn child. With regards to this, the Population and Family Planning Bureau of Zhenping County responded on its official website saying that the woman’s pregnancy does not conform to the [One-Child] Policy; however, after repeated persuasion by the county government cadres, the pregnant woman finally agreed to terminate the pregnancy and received the pregnancy termination procedure at 3:40 pm, June 2nd.
Feng Jianmei told the reporter that because she could not afford the fine of 40,000 RMB for having a second child, at 9:00 am on June 2nd, she was escorted to a hospital by about 20 to 30 county government employees and at 3:00 pm that day was injected with “poisonous drugs” to induce labor.
She was violently treated on the way to the hospital because she continued to resist and when she was at the hospital, no family members were present to be with her. According to Feng Jianmei, on May 29th, Deng Jiyuan [Feng Jianmei’s husband] had left home and was on his way to Inner Mongolia. On May 30th, the county government began sending people over, in four-man four-hour shifts, to guard her. On June 1st, using the excuse of “going grocery shopping”, she escaped to Deng Jiyuan’s aunt’s place to go into hiding, but was ultimately found later that same evening. The county government employees then used bricks to block the door to prevent her from escaping. The next morning, they escorted her to the hospital.
Feng Jianmei showing the bruises on her body.