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Beijing to Reduce ‘Non-Medically Necessary’ Abortions

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A promotion for China's defunct one-child policy remains on the outer wall of a government office in Bobai, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, August 26, 2021. © 2021 The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images The State Council, China’s cabinet, in its “Chinese Women’s Development Guidelines” for 2021-2030, announced today, identified “reducing non-medically necessary abortions” as a step toward women’s development. It’s unclear what specific policies the government has planned to “reduce non-medically necessary abortions,” but given its history of restricting women’s right…

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