Planned Parenthood Opposes China's One-Child Policy
Horrifying reports of a woman forced to have an abortion draw attention yet again to the dangers of China’s one-child policy. Authorities have apparently apologized to the victim and suspended those responsible for violating her rights, but far greater action is needed. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) opposes coercive and inhumane reproductive policies and practices, including China’s one-child policy and the illegal practices of forced abortion and coerced birth control reported in some localities. We believe in reproductive self-determination and we advocate for public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to safe and legal services. For more on the issue, read PPFA’s statement in support of Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng; and Director of Global Advocacy Chloe Cooney’s RH Reality Check piece on the need to empower women in China.