Chinese women have faced state controls over their fertility. Photo: Shutterstock

Why Alabama’s new abortion ban has touched a raw nerve in China

  • Country’s own history of top-down population control, including the one-child policy, means the issue resonates with many people in China
Topic |   Reproductive health

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Chinese women have faced state controls over their fertility. Photo: Shutterstock
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Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House. Photo: Reuters

Alabama senate bans nearly all abortions, makes no exceptions for rape victims

  • Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incest
  • Those performing abortions would be committing a felony, punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison
Topic |   United States

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Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House. Photo: Reuters
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