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China / Pop. / Abortion Policy #319054

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 24, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Taiheng Shan, China: John Sheahan) China's population problem and solution featured; details given, scenes shown. [US medical RESIDENTS - describe abortions being performed on women who are nearly full-term.] [Now in US, REFUGEE - (thru translator) comments on being forced to have abortion.] [Family Planning Commission spokesperson SHEN Guoxiang - (thru translator) responds.] Abuses in China's family planning policies discussed. [US Census Bureau spokesperson Judith BANISTER - comments on situation in China.] Ex-Attorney General Edwin Meese reported granting Chinese families asylum after their government ordered women to return for abortions; two women (named) mentioned. [WOMAN - (thru translator) says she wants son.] [Claremont Institution Director Steven MOSHER - says baby girls are killed so couple can try to have son.] Chinese government officials' concern with regard to infanticide noted.

Kuralt, Charles;
Sheahan, John

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