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Data Reveals Shocking Number of Abortions in China

According to new data from China’s health ministry, more than 330 million abortions have been preformed since the nation began enforcing its controversial one-child policy 40 years ago. By comparison, there have been an estimated 50 million abortions in the U.S. since it was legalized in the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973. Along with the staggering number of abortions preformed in China, officials also report that more than 196 million Chinese citizens have undergone sterilization procedures.

Human rights groups have longed criticized the practice of forced abortions and sterilizations in China, where the government strictly enforces its small family rules. The selective abortions have also led to a large gender imbalance in the country; because of traditional preferences for male children and the one-child policy, there are now 34 million more men in the country than women …

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