Thursday, June 07, 2007

Forced Abortions Grounds For Asylum

Court Grants Asylum Over Forced Abortion
(AP) A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that women who are forced to abort their pregnancies by governments such as China's can be awarded asylum in the United States.

Courts previously have allowed victims of forced sterilization to seek asylum here. On Wednesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the same protection should be given to victims of forced abortions and their spouses.


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