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One-Child Policy Opponent Tortured in Chinese Labour Camp

October 8, 2004

"...According to the New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) report, Mao Hengfeng was fired from her job a Shanghai soap factory in 1988, after becoming pregnant with her second child, in contravention of China’s one-child policy. Her managers at the factory tried to force her to have an abortion -- when she resisted they bound her and took her to a psychiatric hospital, where she was forcibly admitted and injected with abortifacient medication. Mao managed to retain her pregnancy and give birth to the child, but the factory dismissed her from her job..."

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