China faces backlash on move to reduce abortions as Beijing tries to boost birth rate to counter ageing population

Published Sep 28 2021 at 11:00 AM GMT
  • The Chinese government’s move to discourage abortions for “non-medical” purposes has been met by a public backlash, with many seeing this as an intrusive measure meant to raise the country’s birthrate.
  • The State Council said on Monday it will: “reduce the rate of abortions needed for non-medical reasons”, as part of its efforts to improve women’s health, according to a series of new guidelines addressing issues related to women and children in the country.



  • Published Sep 28, 2021 11:00 AM GMT