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“Better to be a Criminal in China than a Pregnant Mother”

The Chinese Ministry of State Security must have been asleep on  the job. The email that appeared in my Inbox read: “It is better to be a criminal in China than a pregnant mother.”

Now, I knew that women who get pregnant outside the state plan are often browbeaten or bullied into abortions and sterilizations. But, as my mysterious correspondent noted, there are a whole range of other punishments for violators, who are treated worse than criminals.   



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