In its 2015 report on human rights, the American State Department published abortion figures in China. Whereas official Chinese statistics report 13 million abortions each year, the report compiled by the American State Department refers to 23 million in 2015, i.e. 63,014 abortions each day in China.
The official figures do not include medical abortions performed in non-governmental clinics – hence the difference.
Reggie Littlejohn, President of the Women’s Right Without Frontiers association stated that, “This report proves that the Chinese Government continued its coercion policy in 2015 through forced abortions and non-voluntary sterilisations”, despite having replaced its one-child policy by a policy which limits the number of children to two per family.
CNS News (18/04/2016)