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Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:14 PM

 

China to reduce abortions for 'non-medical purposes'

China to reduce abortions for 'non-medical purposes' (Reuters via CNN)

China will reduce the number of abortions performed for "non-medical purposes," the country's cabinet announced in new guidelines issued Monday that it said were aimed at improving women's reproductive health.

China has already enacted strict measures aimed at preventing sex-selective abortions, and health authorities also warned in 2018 that the use of abortion to end unwanted pregnancies was harmful to women's bodies and risks causing infertility.
The State Council said the new guidelines would also aim to improve women's overall access to pre-pregnancy health care services.

National Health Commission data showed that between 2014 and 2018, there had been an average of 9.7 million abortions per year, rising about 51% from the 2009-2013 average despite a relaxation of family planning policies in 2015. The data didn't specify how many abortions were for medical reasons.

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Looks like the Chinese authorities want more babies, or else.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:25 PM

1. Object lesson:

Any society that can force you to terminate a pregnancy, can force you to gestate a pregnancy to term against your will.
Any society that can force you to gestate a pregnancy to term against your will, can force you to terminate a pregnancy.

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Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:19 PM

2. China did not think the one child policy through.

Instead they put their grand population reduction plan in a tiny little box and they all got into the tiny little box and said there, it's fixed. Years later the box has dissolved and they realize they have a serious problem on their hands and now many Chinese women just don't want to have kids in China anymore.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:44 PM

3. Women will still get abortions.

Sadly, many of them in China will now not be safe ones.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:49 PM

4. They're worried about demographics.

They're now trying to force women to to have more babies than they want.

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