China: Woman considers illegal abortion to save husband’s job

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Beijing, Sept 8: A woman in China is mulling to have an abortion at the 8th month of her pregnancy to save her husband's job, media reported.

The move has raised public outcry in China over the plight of the woman who is expecting her second child. According to policy in China, the child would violate country's restrictive birth policy.

Woman mulls abortion to save hubby’s job

"I am under pressure to abort our second child to save my husband's job as a police officer in Yunan province," said the 41-year-old woman, who spoke on condition that she be identified only by her surname, Chen, South China Morning Post reported.

"I'm fearful," Chen said. "If my husband believes I must abort the child, there's nothing I can do."

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Local official's received several calls from members of the public to inquire about the case. According to reports, an online travel service has offered a job to woman's husband in case he loses his government job.

The case has rekindled debate over whether employment in the public sector should be used to enforce the policy that limits urban couples to one child in cases where both husband and wife have at least one sibling.

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