By Sarah Terzo
The following case was discussed on NPR:
“Liang Yage and his wife Wei Linrong had one child and believed that – like many other couples – they could pay a fine and keep their second baby. Wei was seven months pregnant when 10 family planning officials visited her home on April 16.
Liang describes how they told her that she would have to have an abortion, “You don’t have any more room for maneuver,” he says they told her. “If you don’t go [to the hospital], we’ll carry you.”
The couple was then driven to Youjiang district maternity hospital in Baise city. “I was scared,” Wei told NPR. “The hospital was full of women who’d been brought in forcibly. There wasn’t a single spare bed. The family planning people said forced abortion and forced sterilizations were both being carried out. We saw women being pulled in one by one.”
The couple was given a consent agreement to sign. When Liang refused, family planning officials signed it for him. He and his wife are devout Christians – he is a pastor – and they don’t agree with abortion. The officials gave Wei three injections in the lower abdomen. Contractions started the next afternoon, and continued for almost 16 hours. Her child was stillborn.”
Louisa Lim, “Cases of Forced Abortion Surface in China.” Morning Edition (NPR) April 23, 2007. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.