forced to have an abortion at seven months.
This is nothing new in China, but a photograph on the Internet brought a fresh focus to the common practice.
Sometimes I catch myself wishing that the grisly facts of life -- a truly mangled body in battle, the anguish of executing a prisoner, etc. -- could be photographically brought into widespread public view. Of course, if that happened, the mind would probably find a way of finding it unremarkable.
PS. A follow-up article suggests China was embarrassed to have been caught ... but not embarrassed enough to desist.
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