We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

In June 2012 a series of pictures were published of a woman in the aftermath of a late-term, forced abortion, a casualty of China’s one-child policy. She lay sideways on a hospital bed, her hair covering her face, as if she had just been dumped there, like garbage. Next to her was the body of the seven-month baby girl that she had been forced to deliver pre-term, poisoned in utero.

The images of Feng Jianmei and her baby were pure horror. What was done to Feng and her baby was violent and obscene. She had a decision forced upon her, about her body, the size of her family and her fertility. It was the law of her country at the time. Her decision to have a second child was not deemed hers to make...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.