Beijing: Women in China have accused the country’s government of using female bodies to control the population in China.
When the Xi Jinping-led government planned to reduce the country’s population, authorities forced abortions on women. And now, as population growth has slowed, they are saying no to abortions, author Fabien Baussart told The Times of Israel.
Chinese women also did it on social media when a comment on Chinese app “Weibo” read that the female body has become a “tool”. When (the state) wants you to carry a child, you have to do it at all costs. When (the State) does not want it, we do not have the right to give birth even at the risk of dying, said the author Baussart.
There has been a sense of anger among the Chinese people since Beijing introduced a policy aimed at reducing the country’s abortion rate as part of the government’s efforts to “improve women’s health”.
China’s population measures, which began with the “one-child policy” in 1979, have always been abusive and coercive for the people.
There are cases of thousands of women dying or contracting serious medical conditions. It is estimated that the Chinese government “prevented” more than 400 million births were “prevented,” The Times of Israel reported.
This draconian policy ended in 2015 when the “two-child policy” was bought by China, ending “forced abortion”.
However, the new policy also failed miserably as Chinese parents struggled to manage families on meager wages and offered to have only one child.
Five years later, last May, the Chinese government introduced the three-child policy allowing people to have up to three children because Beijing now wanted faster population growth in the country, The Times of Israel reported. .
These measures were taken in view of the 2020 national census in China which revealed that the population between the ages of 16 and 59 (task force) has decreased by 40 million people since 2010.
“The case of abortions in China is more curious. For many decades, it was the Chinese government that literally decided how many women should have abortions. Now it will decide how many women should not have abortions,” said the author Baussart in the article.
And now, after the three-child policy, Beijing will also decide how many women should not abort.
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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:59 PM IST