'Traitor' Chinese couple forced into late-term abortion being hounded by authorities
Beijing, June 27 (ANI): The husband of a Chinese woman, who was forced to have a late-term abortion, has gone into hiding, and his family is being harassed and called 'traitors', a relative said.
According to The BBC, the relative said: They hung banners on a bridge and many people came and shouted that we were traitors. Now, wherever we go, people follow us.
The relative said the family had been harassed since leaving hospital, possibly with the encouragement of local government officials who have been embarrassed by the scandal.
Officials had apparently apologized for the forced abortion.
Feng Jianmei was made to terminate her pregnancy at seven months, as she could not pay the fine for violating China's one-child policy.
The relative said that Jianmei's husband had gone into hiding on Sunday.
Pictures have also been circulated on the Internet, which apparently show a large red banner saying beat the traitors, drive them from the town' strung up in the family's town in Shaanxi province.
Rights groups said that China's one-policy law meant that women were being coerced into abortions, which Beijing has denied.
Feng Jianmei's story demonstrates how the one-child policy continues to sanction violence against women every day, Chai Ling of the US-based activist group All Girls Allowed, said. (ANI)