Liu Xinwen, Pregnant Chinese Mother, Physically Forced to Abort Child
Liu Xinwen, a pregnant Chinese mother, was dragged out of her home and was physically forced to abort her unborn baby because she contravened the Chinese Communist Party’s one-child policy.
Liu, 33, was due to give birth in around three months, she told Sky News in an exclusive interview. However, last Friday, Shandong Province Family Planning Commission officials forced their way into the home of Zhou Guoqiang, Liu’s husband, and took her away.
The couple said that the officials broke down the door of the home at 4 a.m. and pulled Liu from her bed. Zhou said he was held down while his wife was taken.
She was then taken to the People’s Hospital of Fangzi District in Weifang City and was injected with a drug that induces abortions. Her baby boy died and was delivered the next day.
“They don’t have any humanity. They are not humans.” Liu said of the officials who forced the abortion. “They must have children and parents too. But they don’t have any conscience. This is how China is.”
Sky News posted an image of Liu in the hospital. Next to her was a bucket with the unborn child inside.
“I didn’t get to see him. I would be even more upset if I had seen him,” she said. “Baby, I’m sorry. We were not meant to be. You rest in peace in heaven. We will pray for you. We hope your next life is better.”
Describing the child, Zhou said, “His nose, ears, mouth are all there. It is a child that would have lived if not for the forced abortion. It’s because of their cruelty. Look, his hand is very obvious.”
“After that, I didn’t want my wife to see my crying. I went outside. I cried, but only for a while because I needed to return to comfort her. She was very sad. She cried, day and night,” he added.
The couple already has a 10-year old son, but Liu said she was planning to have another child and pay the state-mandated fine.
Last year, photos of a Chinese woman who was forced to abort her child were circulated heavily across Weibo and other social media sites.
At the time, Chinese netizens were incensed and heavily panned the controversial one-child policy, which was set up in 1979.
“I could feel the baby jumping around inside me all the time, but then she went still,” the mother, Feng Jianmei, said in June 2012.