By JIHUA SHENGYU
Family Planning Correspondent
ANKANG (China Daily Show) – A county official who forced a young woman to abort her seven-month-old child was today forced to finally give a fuck, after the rest of the country found out about it.
Fei Bi, a 48-year-old male official with thinning hair and incipient gout, ordered a team of five unnamed men to hold down Feng Jianmei and forcibly inject her with a poisonous serum, before sloping off home.
Fei’s dinner plans were spoiled, however, after a photograph of the mother, lying unconscious on a hospital bed next to her dead baby, were uploaded to the Internet – sparking widespread fury and an official investigation into the crime.
Yang was first detained by family planning officials two weeks ago and told to pay a 40,000-yuan ‘second child’ fine. Unable to afford the sum, the 23-year-old migrant worker was made to sign consent, while blindfolded, to the late-term abortion.
The news was created with disgust and rage nationwide.
Authorities have since scrambled to show the country that Yang’s case was an illegal aberration and not part of a widespread – and tacitly approved –central policy.
Family planning chief Fei Bi was reportedly surprised when officers arrived at his home and apologetically told him he was losing his gig.
Fei’s explanation – that he was only doing what he’d previously got away with doing on countless other occasions – was dismissed as “truthfully ineligible.”
Netizens yesterday denounced the incident as being merely the tip of the iceberg, as far as rural family-planning abuses are concerned.
But others pointed out that Shaanxi officials have answered a nagging philosophical conundrum, by finally put a definitive price on a human life – 40,000 yuan.
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