Caixin
Apr 01, 2022 06:40 PM
OPINION

Opinion: On Abortion Policy, Heed Women’s Voices

It is women that bear the fetus during pregnancy and the upbringing responsibilities after birth. Policies are not right if they brush aside rights and only focus on utility. Photo: VCG
It is women that bear the fetus during pregnancy and the upbringing responsibilities after birth. Policies are not right if they brush aside rights and only focus on utility. Photo: VCG

China’s family planning agency sparked a public outcry recently when some of its priorities for 2022 were interpreted as an intrusive move toward preventing unmarried pregnant women from having abortions. In its announcement, the China Family Planning Association (CFPA) said it would carry out measures such as an “anti-abortion campaign” among young unmarried couples to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions, as it strove toward improving China’s reproductive health.

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