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Chinese woman must choose between 2nd child, husband's job

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A public outcry has been raised over the plight of a 41-year-old woman who’s considering an illegal abortion at 8 months because the child would violate China’s restrictive birth policy and would cost her husband his government job.

Members of the public have been phoning local officials in the couple’s Yunnan province community asking for leniency on their behalf, and an online travel service reportedly has offered the husband a position if he loses his job as a policeman.

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

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Printable version | Jan 23, 2020 2:04:14 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/chinese-woman-must-choose-between-2nd-child-husbands-job/article7625215.ece

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