SCMP: Family settles over forced abortionPosted: July 11, 2012
SCMP says according to Associated Press and Agence France-Presse reports, the family of a Shaanxi woman forced to undergo an abortion 7 months after pregnancy because she ran afoul of the mainland’s one-child policy has accepted a cash settlement from the government.
Feng Jianmei’s husband, Deng Jiyuan, said on Wednesday that the family accepted the settlement of 70,600 yuan ($11,000) because they wanted to return to a normal life.
SCMP says, “‘We are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the sum,’ said Deng, a villager from central Shaanxi province. ‘It has never been about the money. As ordinary people, we can no longer take the pressure from all sides of the society.’
“Deng and his family were labelled as traitors by fellow townspeople when he tried to get outside attention to the family’s plight. The man later went into hiding before he made it to Beijing to seek legal help.
“Authorities have apologised for the incident, fired two officials and sanctioned five others.”