Hong Kong police arrested a woman this week after she allegedly self-aborted her late-term unborn baby and then threw the baby’s body in the trash.
The South China Morning Post reports the woman, an immigrant from Indonesia, was 31 weeks pregnant, far past the point of viability.
A domestic helper, the woman allegedly began complaining of stomach pain Friday at work, and her employer took her to the United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, according to police. There, doctors determined that the woman had an abortion, the report states.
Police said they plan to have an autopsy performed on the baby’s body. The report does not indicate if the baby was a boy or a girl.
Here’s more from the report:
She bought medicine for the abortion and took it on Wednesday, a police source said. “The body of her fetus was dumped in a rubbish collection centre on Thursday afternoon,” he said.
The 31-week-old fetus was found at a refuse centre in the estate on Friday morning.
The helper was arrested on suspicion of administering drugs to procure an abortion, according to a police spokeswoman. She was being held in the hospital’s custodial ward and had not been charged.
Self-induced abortions are illegal in Hong Kong. Penalties are as high as seven years in prison.
Abortion activists used to claim to want to help protect women from dangerous self-induced abortions, but now they are promoting them. Pro-abortion groups now have websites, brochures and hotlines dedicated to telling women how to abort their unborn babies at home.
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Last week, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists called for the decriminalization of self-induced abortions in the United States.
The University of California, Berkeley also has a Self-Induced Abortion Legal Team, a nonprofit group that “envisions a world” where abortion drugs are as easy to buy as the morning-after pill, according to the Christian Science Monitor. In addition, the ACLU and Hawaiian abortion activists are suing the federal government in a case that could force every pharmacy in America to sell dangerous abortion drugs.
Abortion activists are targeting rural women and those living in second- and third-world countries for self-induced abortions, claiming they do not have easy access to an abortion facility. But abortion activists fail to address the obvious problem with the scenario: If a rural woman experiences complications, she also may not have easy access to a hospital if something goes wrong.
Abortion activists assume that abortions are something women want and need. The truth is that no woman needs an abortion and very few really want one. What women and their unborn babies truly need is encouragement and support through pregnancy, birth and parenting or adoption. Mother and child both deserve to know that they are valuable — so valuable that people will sacrifice their time and resources to them thrive.