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Advocacy Groups Disagree Whether China Has Banned One-Child Policy Forced Abortions

New "ban" is Chinese Communist Party "propaganda," Women's Rights Without Frontiers claims.
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Advocacy groups aiming to end China's One-Child Policy appear split on the significance of China's apparent ban on late-term forced abortion.

As CT noted last Friday, All Girls Allowed (AGA) reports that a new Chinese government directive, dated July 22, instructed family planning offices not to require late-term forced abortions.

However, Women's Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) points out the new documents highlighted by AGA make no mention of early- and mid-term forced abortions. WRWF claims the AGA statement is based on Chinese Communist Party "rhetoric" and "propaganda."

"[WRWF] has no doubt that forced abortions continue to happen at this very moment in China," the post stated. "When the message goes out that this is no longer happening, it undermines the movement to stop it."

Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of WRWF, said the new documents on which AGA based its press release reiterate the existing federal law, which the government has already been disregarding. The family planning ...

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