18 Jul '11, 11pm

'500,000 abortions performed in Taiwan last year' - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Taipei (The China Post/ANN) - Amid the very real concerns of Taiwan's declining birthrate, advocates for children and youth health Saturday (July 16) pointed out that within the last year, up to 500,000 women underwent abortions. Local doctors, however, argue that increased education on birth control has reduced the actual number to roughly 150,000 at most. Not according to Lu Hung-chi, who convened the meeting of Taiwan's children and youth coalitions. Citing the number of local births last year as roughly 166,000, Lu said after talking to doctors and obstetricians, a high number of women - between 300,000 and 500,000 - had abortions last year. Taiwan's Genetic Health Law stipulated that a woman may allow a medical professional to perform give her an abortion if the pregnancy or labor will adversely affect her health and family life. Lu argued that the law was too broad a...

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