Chinese woman describes infanticide of baby girls

A Chinese woman talks about infanticide of baby girls:

“Over the course of my stay in the village I was to hear of other little girls being killed to make way for boys. Nearly all of these cases involved newborns, who were drowned or smothered at birth before they had a chance to draw their first breath. What was true of Jiangsu Province was also true of other parts of China. The situation in Anhui Province, immediately to the north of Jiangsu, was among the worst. The Anhui Women’s Federation reported that in one small village alone, 40 girls had been drowned in 1980 and 1981. Friends returning from the countryside told me that in some more remote villages there were almost no surviving female infants.”

Stephen W Mosher A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight against China’s One Child Policy (Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993)

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