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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:55 PM

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress Muslim population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children.

While individual women have spoken out before about forced birth control, the practice is far more widespread and systematic than previously known, according to an AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents and interviews with 30 ex-detainees, family members and a former detention camp instructor. The campaign over the last four years in the far west region of Xinjiang is leading to what some experts are calling a form of “demographic genocide.”

The state regularly subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands, the interviews and data show. Even while the use of IUDs and sterilization has fallen nationwide, it is rising sharply in Xinjiang.

The population control measures are backed by mass detention both as a threat and as a punishment for failure to comply. Having what is considered too many children is a major reason people are sent to detention camps, the AP found, with the parents of three or more ripped away from their families unless they can pay huge fines.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-28/china-forces-birth-control-on-uighurs-to-suppress-population

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:18 PM

1. This is unbelievably horrifying. How dare they?

I am appalled.

Do we have any leverage? Not with tRump installed, I suspect.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:47 PM

2. "If the state can force women to have children, they can force women to NOT have children"

I said this years ago in a discussion about banning abortion. If we do that, then we are giving the state the right to control our child-bearing. The state would then have the authority to require birth control or force abortion. It's all the same thing. Who has the right over a women's body?

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