[JURIST] China authorities launched an investigation [Xinhua report] on Friday into whether local family planning officials forced Feng Jianmei to have an abortion in her seventh month of pregnancy. Feng and her family allege that earlier this month she was taken to a hospital and her child was forcibly aborted because she did not have money to pay the fine for having a second child as required by federal family planning law. The federal government claims that, while Feng did...

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