In China Abortion Is Not Only Legal but Often Mandatory

via Flickr’s horizontal.integrationBeyond the Veil Washington Post writer Kathleen Parker examines the subject of abortion from another angle, as president Obama prepares to leave for Asia. Her focus is abortions in China, which the government insists are voluntary under the nation’s one-child policy.

Electronic documentation smuggled out of China tells a different story, details that were presented yesterday to Congressional members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

Two human rights organizations, ChinaAid and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, told stories of pregnant women essentially being hunted down and forced to undergo abortions or forced labor.

In September, we followed an LA Times story: Is Baby Trafficking for Real in China? Today, read on to Washington Post’s When abortion isn’t a choice. Anne