Chinese couple seek justice over forced abortion
Jin Yani is seeking damages in a civil suit against Chinese authorities for forcibly aborting her nine-month-old unborn child after the water broke, because she got pregnant before marriage – a crime in Red China. However, technically, so is forced abortion. Ten officials arrived at the couple’s home on Sept. 7, 2000 and took Jin to a nearby abortion facility, despite the fact her fiance Yang Zhongchen paid a $1,280 fine for breaching the country’s family planning laws.
After the two-day abortion procedure, Jin was hospitalized for 44 days and was rendered infertile.
The couple are demanding $167,400 to cover medical expenses, psychological distress and compensation for Jin’s infertility